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#1001745 - 19th Feb 2016 9:03pm What is it
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Not a detect find but you guys may have come across one. any ideas?
Only thing I can think of is a door stop but its not that heavy
It has no fixing holes to fix to anything. The hand bit unscrews from the base but I don't think its significant just the way its made



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#1001746 - 19th Feb 2016 9:05pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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First guess would be a curtain tie-back hook but I'd have to do a bit of research.
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#1001751 - 19th Feb 2016 10:04pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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Could it be half a door knob. I had brass door knobs with a metal bar that went through the hole. One knob with attached bar was poked through hole and screwed into the knob on the other side.

Heck, all this talk about screws, knobs and holes, I'm feeling quite light headed.
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#1001754 - 19th Feb 2016 10:30pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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1) does the hand spin or is it stuck in place
2) the baton/pole in the hand, is that how it was originally or does it look like something's broken off?

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#1001755 - 19th Feb 2016 10:36pm Re: What is it [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
First guess would be a curtain tie-back hook but I'd have to do a bit of research.


Got no fixing holes

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#1001756 - 19th Feb 2016 10:42pm Re: What is it [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Could it be half a door knob. I had brass door knobs with a metal bar that went through the hole. One knob with attached bar was poked through hole and screwed into the knob on the other side.

Heck, all this talk about screws, knobs and holes, I'm feeling quite light headed.


Sit down and take a glass of water Granny.Dont think it would be part of a door knob as its got no fixing points.

The hand bit is screwed tight and none of it moves. Possibly just a boring paper weight . Not even sure what it is the hand is gripping--just looks like a straight bar. Not broken off. Base and hand look different materials cast iron and brass. Pattern on base is oak leaves and acorns

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#1001757 - 19th Feb 2016 10:44pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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I suggest a paper weight

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#1001758 - 19th Feb 2016 10:45pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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just found this picture on net.


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#1001761 - 19th Feb 2016 10:53pm Re: What is it [Re: Salmon]
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I suggest a paper weight


would tend to agree. quite a few with that hand design. one on ebay as well but different base

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#1001763 - 19th Feb 2016 11:29pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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A paperweight would be flat bottomed .

Something to do with a bank ???

Art deco period.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/129095015/vintage-clenched-fist-heavy-solid-brass


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#1001764 - 19th Feb 2016 11:37pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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Can't believe this......were back to the masonic lodge AGAIN !

http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/d-19055...enched-rod.html

Could be the ornate piece that was attached to the top of the paperweight.




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#1001766 - 19th Feb 2016 11:52pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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It could well be a hybrid item, the metals look quite different on the two parts.
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#1001958 - 21st Feb 2016 12:38am Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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lid off something? maybe a pot or vase

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#1001960 - 21st Feb 2016 7:54am Re: What is it [Re: diggingdeeper]
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I think your spot on DD, brass and cast and I think our granny maybe right also the brass could well be part of a door handle, such clever people here on Wiki, cry your eyes out Sherlock sherlock

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#1002159 - 22nd Feb 2016 1:49pm Re: What is it [Re: fish5133]
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I've seen one of those on a door in Winstanley Hall, Wigan:


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