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    What is it?

    Hi all,

    They started the tearout around the brewery this week and so far they only took out the concrete curbs on one side of the street leaving about a 24" wide trench. I tried detecting it last night after work since I saw some 100 year old bricks laying around the bottom. But I was only able to detect about 2/3 of it since one end has horrid EMI from the underground power lines and power control room adjacent to the trench.
    Despite this I found a lot of trash including some old building spikes and electrical switch parts, and of course the pepsi cans the builders buried when putting in the old curbs. But I did find one relic I'm never seen before and I hope someone can help identify it. It looks like a drawer pull made of copper/red brass, and has a fancy design on the knob which is nearly half dollar size in diameter. But the shaft is not that of a drawer pull. It's longer than any pull would have, stepped, and has a square shape at the end sort of like a valve wheel.
    The design seems very unusual. The center has a 6 point star with diamonds at the points, and between each point is a Fleur De Lis
    Thanks!

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    Please post a side view of the stud.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Please post a side view of the stud.
    Here's the photo as requested, along with a penny for size reference. Hope this helps!

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    Not sure Chris, but I am thinking it is a knob off something vs. a drawer pull due to the squareness on the backside of stub.
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    I was thinking the same thing but I wonder if it was used more like a key instead of being permanently mounted. Are there any holes in the square end?
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing but I wonder if it was used more like a key instead of being permanently mounted. Are there any holes in the square end?
    No holes, dimples, etc. Just a short square end.
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