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Old 12-07-2007, 06:05 PM   #5981
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It's a fishing sinker from a whaling vessel.
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If we weren't meant to eat animals, then why are they made of meat?
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #5982
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Nooooo... tee-hee
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:33 PM   #5983
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I will be back tomorrow around 11:00
Have a great night everyone.
Remember this is the season of the year that you tell all your loved ones how much they mean to you! So hug someone!
Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:15 PM   #5984
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Looks like some sort of end cap...

Would say something for a flagpole or something, but those set screws aren't decorative, or modern for that matter.

The only thing that really comes to mind is an old weighted butt cap for a lance...
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:54 PM   #5985
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A smelting pot????
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:56 PM   #5986
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Is it a "Tee-Hee" sinking vessel that wraps around necks????? :)
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:47 PM   #5987
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I wouldn't say those set screws aren't used anymore though, VaporTrail. I used to be a sheetmetal worker and quite a few machines and hand forming tools, where constant adjustment is needed, uses those four sided set screws. They don't round off, nor do you need to be precise when putting a wrench on them, like a Crescent wrench. A lot of the machines even came with their own stamped out wrench that fit that type of screw head.
This thing may be an antique, but it could still be in use, too.

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:49 AM   #5988
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Just my useless thoughts
Oh you poor DEAR!!!!!!!!!

You must be having self esteem issues!

Quick everybody, GROUP HUG!!!!!!!!

Let's help this poor waif!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:38 AM   #5989
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Oh you poor DEAR!!!!!!!!!

You must be having self esteem issues!

Quick everybody, GROUP HUG!!!!!!!!

Let's help this poor waif!!

Nawww, I'm just trying to steer you in the wrong direction until I can track down this thing
But a good group hug never hurt anyone
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:56 AM   #5990
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is it meant for Stiking something, like a Bell for instance?
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