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    Part of a Weather Vane???

    I found this on one of my outings to my copper hole.

    I think that it is part of a weather vane but waiting to hear other opinions.

    It is made out of cast iron and I put a penny in for size reference.

    Looks to me like a cow leg????
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    I suppose a weather vane is a possibility, Al.

    Could it be part of a cast iron toy horse? They were very popular back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    I suppose a weather vane is a possibility, Al.

    Could it be part of a cast iron toy horse? They were very popular back in the day.

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    Thanks for the thoughts. I do own 4 animal drawn cast iron toys and I took some pics. I put my leg in for a size reference and my leg is way to big.
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    I looked at several pages of cast iron weather vanes and your leg could have come from a horse, cow or pig. They are all very similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    I looked at several pages of cast iron weather vanes and your leg could have come from a horse, cow or pig. They are all very similar.
    Now when the weather gets better I hope I can find the rest of it....
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    I guess you have a leg up on us, LOL! Weather vane is a good possibility but I wonder due to the size/weight if they were made that thick/heavy.
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