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What is this thing ? I have found approx 10 of these now over the last yr
Posted by: tony (Orlando, FL)
Date: November 27, 2011 04:02PM
Seems these items come from old home and fort sites. At first glance, they almost seem like they could be some sort of drain strainer to prevent things like rings from going down the drain.

They all seem to only use two screws as in this pic. The screws are always rusted.


I am at a loss as to what these things are. PLEASE help, if ya can.

Thanks
Tony




Part Of A Door Knob Mechanism.N/T
Posted by: Ant
Date: November 28, 2011 12:02PM

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Ant, Thanks. Is this a FOR SURE id? I could picture one of these on each side of the door with the knob mechanism passing through it. Will have to look closer at old doors now.N/T
Posted by: tony (Orlando, FL)
Date: November 28, 2011 07:23PM

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Re: What is this thing ? I have found approx 10 of these now over the last yr
Posted by: 1859large
Date: November 30, 2011 01:51PM
An alternative would be the screen on a mouth piece of an old rotary phone. The ones with circular ear and mouth parts on a handle.

The size of the fitting makes it look a little small, about 1" across, for a door knob as in a regular door knob. The hole alone is greater than 2".

Just my 2c worth

1859

Re: What is this thing ? I have found approx 10 of these now over the last yr
Posted by: 407floyd
Date: December 02, 2011 09:45PM
Maybe ceiling light fixtures hung from these. The shaft went through the center hole and the insulated wires were separated by the two slots. It looks similar to the modern versions.

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Re: What is this thing ? I have found approx 10 of these now over the last yr
Posted by: nge
Date: December 03, 2011 05:51AM
How about window shade bracket?............NGE



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