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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #4627048

When I was digging the entire garden up to rid it of root grass, I unearthed these, but not together. I was taking full shovelfuls out, so both were 6 to 7 inches down. A railroad storage shed sat there long ago. The shed was moved there to be used personally. The old railroad is across the road.

The ''pencil'' is 4 1/4'' long, 1/2'' in diameter and a copper color. It's heavy.

The other is free swinging. It had black paint on it so DH painted it and screwed it into the wood. The center is also copper colored. It's 1 3/8'' wide and 2 1/4'' long.

Both are in good condition considering they were buried for who knows how long.

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ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #4627053

What is the free swinging thing?

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2008
11:31 PM

Post #4627081

Not a clue! We've considered a surveyers tool to a hood ornament.
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #4627087

Somebody will know. It almost looks like a drawer-pull.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #4627107

I think anything is possible :))
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4668957

Those are neat. I think that free swinging thing could have been a surveyor's tool but there's no telling. :~)

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2008
8:32 PM

Post #4675495

I wish someone could tell me :))

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