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    Any Ideas? Brass Thingy

    I found this in the corn field today where I had previously found the 1875 Indian Head Cent. It is heavy brass.

    Dave (Full Metal Digger) suggested that it might be some kind of leather strap buckle. That seems logical.

    I haven't cleaned it yet but I think it will have a nice patina on it.

    Any guesses?


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    Horse medallion? with a nice bottle opener on yours
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    Bottle opener is the first thing I thought of!

    Otherwise, it sure does look like those horse medallions.
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    Easy-That's a cinch buckle. We had similar on a couple vintage cinches that we only used for shows as they were antique and impossible to replace if one broke or got lost. There were 2 in a set, for either side of the horse. The modern ones almost always had a center pin for the buckle to attach to a hole punched leather strap from the saddle. But the oldest ones we had were permanently attached by a riveted leather loop at either end of the cinch, then attached to the saddle (going under the horse) to a leather strap that was wound a couple times between the saddle and cinch, then tied so as to not come loose. Yeah, a loose cinch usually ended in having a very bad day for the rider. Just having a tied leather strap couldn't guarantee the saddle staying tight through a long day of riding, so they were eventually upgraded to the modern style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Easy-That's a cinch buckle. We had similar on a couple vintage cinches that we only used for shows as they were antique and impossible to replace if one broke or got lost. There were 2 in a set, for either side of the horse. The modern ones almost always had a center pin for the buckle to attach to a hole punched leather strap from the saddle. But the oldest ones we had were permanently attached by a riveted leather loop at either end of the cinch, then attached to the saddle (going under the horse) to a leather strap that was wound a couple times between the saddle and cinch, then tied so as to not come loose. Yeah, a loose cinch usually ended in having a very bad day for the rider. Just having a tied leather strap couldn't guarantee the saddle staying tight through a long day of riding, so they were eventually upgraded to the modern style.
    Thanks for the very useful information! I had trouble finding one like it with a Google search, probably because I didn't know what to search for.
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    10 Large Cents, 420 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 406 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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