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This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: pplinker
Date: September 05, 2017 07:49PM
Found this today at vacant city lot. It looked like a round stone when it was all dirty; it reacted to the pin pointer but it looked like some kind of nothing. When cleaning it up I discovered it had a nice monogram initial, H I think and could be pried apart. So it is a pendant of some kind. Inside there was a chain wrapped around an inner winder and there is a hole where the chain would come out. Guessing it was on a spring coil where the chain would come out and go back in. Never saw anything like this. I initially put it in the trash bag but then got it out and looked closer at it. Will take it to a jewler to see if the chain is gold. Probably not worth anything but it is interesting.



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Re: This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 06, 2017 09:53AM
It might be a chain pull light switch?

Re: This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: pplinker
Date: September 06, 2017 12:34PM
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Tony N (Michigan)
It might be a chain pull light switch?

No, it's a pendant, or was. Took to jeweler and he said it isn't gold plated. Gold plate is usually put over silver and the base of this is copper. He didn't charge for looking at it and said anything I find just bring it in he'll look at it. He found a patent date on back of it Feb 24 1904.

Thanks for looking.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

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Re: This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: Elton
Date: September 06, 2017 10:24PM
Thanks for the added info... Still a nice, find in my opinion.



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Re: This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 07, 2017 06:01AM
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pplinker
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Tony N (Michigan)
It might be a chain pull light switch?

No, it's a pendant, or was. Took to jeweler and he said it isn't gold plated. Gold plate is usually put over silver and the base of this is copper. He didn't charge for looking at it and said anything I find just bring it in he'll look at it. He found a patent date on back of it Feb 24 1904.

Thanks for looking.

That's very interesting. It would be interesting to find out what the function of the chain was for.

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Re: This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: Elton
Date: September 07, 2017 10:28AM
Was thinking..Maybe a child's toy that functioned somewhat like a yoyo... Just a thought............ or perhaps part of a key ring that retracts



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/2017 10:29AM by Elton.

Re: This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 07, 2017 06:03PM
Unusual find, pplinker. Consider posting a picture on the "whatzit" forum? You will probably get a positive ID there .Best of luck and...

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Re: This looks like it might be gold plated
Posted by: 407floyd
Date: September 08, 2017 07:00AM
I think it's a key-keeper or pocket watch brooch. It may have the remains of a pin on the back. Has a retractable chain.

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