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Old 12-11-2009, 07:17 PM
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OK...I found this on some land where my dad's grandmother use to live...there were also about three other houses a horse shed a laying hens coop and a chicken coop for the ones they would kill to eat.....I told dad where I found this on the land he said it was from the area of the laying hens coop...but he doesnt recognize what it is...can you guys help me???


He also said that to the front of the property there use to be a shop that burned down...and they lost a jar of silver half dollars.....but they suspect the fire was started to cover a burglary....wouldnt that be a neat find

Anyways here's a few pics of the thing....it's made of iron, about 6" across and 1.5 " deep
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:37 PM
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My guess would be a base to a chicken waterer/feeder
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:40 PM
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Base of a hand pump well?

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:19 PM
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Barbell weight? Weigh it and see if it is real close to an exact weight like 5 or 10 lbs.

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:48 PM
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A petrified donut from the dark ages? Who knew?

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:58 PM
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A petrified donut from the dark ages? Who knew?
Those were my thoughts. Try dunking it in some milk to see what happens.

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Old 12-11-2009, 09:30 PM
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It would probably make you say" Time to make the donuts".

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Those were my thoughts. Try dunking it in some milk to see what happens.

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Old 12-11-2009, 10:10 PM
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a small drip pan that went under a old stove burner? thats my only guess or what's left of a cavemans metal detector

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Old 12-11-2009, 10:19 PM
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Plow weight maybe. WOLF

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Old 12-11-2009, 10:21 PM
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aerodynamic discus ...?


if there are any holes towards the outer edge..I would go for the well head cover...my great grand parents had a water pump right next to the kitchen sink, and remember it having a "cap" where the water pipe went through to the pump
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:27 PM
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I was WRONG!!! It's an old disk for plowing!!!
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My guess would be a base to a chicken waterer/feeder
That'd be my guess. I met a guy who found a jar with 32 gold coins in a chicken coop under a piece of an old cast iron stove.

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That would be really small for a disk... I'm thinking along with the chicken feeder.

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Possible base for a candle holder?
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:41 AM
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How heavy is it? That would be a clue as to the use... good guesses above and the weight might narrow it down. RickO

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Old 12-12-2009, 01:57 PM
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I was WRONG!!! It's an old disk for plowing!!!
That would be really small for a disk... I'm thinking along with the chicken feeder.
First it is not a disk blade, way too small, but it is also too thick to be a part of a chicken feeder.
However it could be a spacer that fit against the back side of a disk blade on the disk gang (the shaft that all the disk blades are mounted on). I have them on my old disk and it looks almost like that and the size is right. But that is just my quess.

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i think it might be a lid to a "spit toon"
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I too would guess a barbell weight maybe
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Maybe an old tractor part.

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