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Post  adrian ss on Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:07 am

I have found a truck load of these thingys over the years and have never bothered to find out what they are. Rolling Eyes
So what is it?
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Post  mungoman on Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:56 am

A cone, for the use of, dope smoking.
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Post  peterau on Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:58 am

Hi, is the small end threaded on the inside, if so then it is a chance for a part of a peep sight for a rifle, if not then prob not

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Post  Flatlander on Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:11 am

I could be wrong but it looks like what called a thimbal it used 4 hand sowing year ago so u don't wear end of finger out or when push needle through u don't P***k finger ive found heap at old camps

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Post  davsgold on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:30 pm

Come on Adrian, we need more pictures, it's like asking what is on the dark side of the moon. Laughing

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Post  rockhunter62 on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:39 pm

I'll go with the cone of a chinese smoking pipe.

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Post  nanjim on Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:31 pm

Cone.....

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Post  piston broke on Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:21 pm

When I went to school, we used to call them "Rulers" Q25
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Post  the speciman on Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:27 pm

its a cone and only a small one .
you would need three of them to get ya gold mojo on hey!!!!!!

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Post  adrian ss on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:42 am

Not threaded, is hollow and open at the pointy end.
These things are like little toy soldiers, I have found them bloody every place I have metal detected.


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Post  adrian ss on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:43 am

piston broke wrote:When I went to school, we used to call them "Rulers" Q25

Q07 Q12 Q24

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Post  Nightjar on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:33 am

Could they have been used for charging powder into muzzle loaders?







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Post  adrian ss on Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:40 pm

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Post  AU10OZ on Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Since you have found many, are they all exactly alike or are there different designs?
I am thinking that they are brass drawstring cord ends. I have seen lots of different designs all usually conical in shape.
I have found the odd one similar too and always thought that was what they were. You get modern ones in playgrounds and parks from off jacket drawstrings. It doesn't take much for the knot on the end of the cord to come undone, they are easily lost.

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Post  joe82 on Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:41 am

T31 for sure

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Agh so that's where it went!

Post  goldsak on Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:28 pm

I wondered were I bloody dropped that in back 2003 when I was stoned as a mullet man, good day"

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:34 pm

You might be spot on with chinese smoking pipes. Were these found in great numbers in one area ? If so, you may have come across some extensive chinese diggings and the chances are that there would be more chinese relics and currency in that area that you haven`t found ,yet .

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Post  adrian ss on Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:25 am

AU10OZ wrote:Since you have found many, are they all exactly alike or are there different designs?
I am thinking that they are brass drawstring cord ends.  I have seen lots of different designs all usually conical in shape.
I have found the odd one similar too and always thought that was what they were.  You get modern ones in playgrounds and parks from off jacket drawstrings.  It doesn't take much for the knot on the end of the cord to come undone, they are easily lost.  

Hmmmmm. Draw string cord ends??....Maybe. All are similar size. Some do not have a groove around the middle.
What would the early diggers have that would need a draw string? with brass knobs on Smile
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Post  Jen on Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:27 pm

Interesting T10

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