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    Found this the other day. 3 1/4" long and made of brass. It's cracked and bent in, has a hole in the top but not the bottom??????
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    Maybe a finial of some sort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Maybe a finial of some sort?
    That would be my guess as well. Possibly part of an old carriage lantern?

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    I agree with Tony. Either a carriage lamp finial or a corner finial (where the luggage bars went around the top of the carriage)
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    Thanks guys. Your suggestions make sense because there is some fancy going around the widest part of the bulb, which I couldn't figure out why. So being part of a carriage lamp or a corner finial like DD suggested then it makes sense.
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    Perhaps a bed post or clock, so many uses.
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