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    About 5 in. long, triangler shape shaft. Wonder what this was used for.
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    So.IL.

  • #2
    Oops
    Last edited by grins000; 04-22-2021, 07:33 AM.
    So.IL.

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    • #3
      Old railroad spike in my honest opinion.
      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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      • #4
        Agree with Hoss
        SW Connecticut

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        • #5
          could be one of these they have changed design to fit various usages. Lighter loads didn't need heavy spikes. so perhaps it was used in a track that was hauling ore carts. Have a look at the patent.
          https://patents.google.com/patent/US874454
          TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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          • #6
            Wow, I think you're correct. I had never seen one like it. Thanks.
            So.IL.

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            • #7
              It's great, when I know these wonderful things.

              shell shockers

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              • #8
                Yap I agree with Hoss too . Wayne drags home old track nails and ones like you have from underground tracks here . Old military stuff .
                Neat find .

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