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  1. T.J

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    I found this last year in an old Lumber Yard that is still in business. They had no clue and I still don't know what it was used for. Made out of bronze I believe.
     

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    I have never seen anything like it. Those are the fun finds I think. I sure hope someone along the way can identify it for you.
     
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    It looks like a tool for removing working boots possibly.
    By sliding the heel into the horseshoe and pulling the leg upwards.
     
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    I am thinking it was some kind of a jig at the saw mill. You can see on the one edge where it has been hammered a bit.
     
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    Some pictures of this Lumber Yard in my town. I spend more time "PICKEN" than metal detecting.:rolleyes:

    I feel I need to wear my motorcycle helmet in some of the old buildings.

    The sight was a Saw Mill back in the early 1800's for the area. There was a Mill and Dam near by.
    I haven't finished detecting the grounds yet. It has been way to dry this summer.
    Old railway lines are still on the property as they delivered coal and wood to the area.
     

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    Possibly a slide shoe or spacer for a trailer ball and hitch? The edge showing strike marks suggests it was inserted after the ball and hitch was seated.
     
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    Fifth wheel ball and hitch. That is a different take on it.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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