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Any Ideas what this might be??? Answered

I was out metal detecting on our property and found this

item near a license plate from 1914! This item is heave cast metal, looks like it may either

allow something to function or prevent it??? I have also found a Reach Plate for a Wagon dating in

the late 1800's.

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WeylandB
WeylandB

11 months ago

It looks like an old power takeoff (PTO) connector for a tractor used for farming.

PTO.jpg
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liquidhandwash
liquidhandwash

11 months ago

I thought is might be part of a pull start of an old lawnmower but im not so sure now

edger3.jpg
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Farmfinds
Farmfinds

Reply 11 months ago

Good thought! I would have to look up very early lawn mowers?
Thanks:)

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Orngrimm
Orngrimm

11 months ago

Non-Grease-monkey here, but here are my 2 cents:
- The cross-part may be to apply torque... Think of inverted philips screwdriver where you hold the hole and the screw has the protursion
- The cup and hole: The hole may had a thread in it. A bit hard to see from the angle of the foto...

So my guess goes in a similar direction as liquidhandwash: It may had been some sort of torque-applicator... Maybe even from a kickstart/handcrank of a car? You know? https://c8.alamy.com/comp/CBMP7N/beamish-the-north...

But yeah: Speculation on my part... I dont know really. Those are all guesses. :)

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Cheesey125
Cheesey125

11 months ago

Looks like a giant LEGO XD. Sorry, I don't know much about cars