Help with Identifying this item Please!

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Hello, I found this odd item in my garden in the summer in 2019. it was found at about 6 inches deep. an interesting note is that I live not too far from where a roman settlement was found I thought this might be some important information to say! its made of an iron material and was found using a Garrett ACE 150 on all metal setting. Any help or information on identifying this item will be greatly appreciated!! it is about 4.5 inches long and an inch wide at its widest!
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Looks like the handle off a cast iron cooking pot. Probably approx 1800’s

Housewives must have been much stronger back then :D

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Wow! thanks for the response! that is amazing!!!

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Not convinced it’s a handle (sorry LB). The hole end looks like it might be but the other end is pointed from what I can see. It’d be too weak :-/

Trouble is I don’t know what it is which isn’t helpful. I guess it could be a guide spike thing. Push it in the ground and run rope or something through the hole?
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My be it’s a fishing needle for fixing sea fishing nets ::g
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Or is it gust a broken blade from a old grass borer sheers s ::g
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Might be a drill drift, these are for removing Morse taper drills from drill presses, no chuck required the taper on the drill shank fits the quill on the machine. :)

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If I had dug that it would now be under a hedge somewhere. It perhaps has a slight curve to it?
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Looks like a needle of some use... do your live in an area where fishing might have been an occupation?
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Looks like one of them plant trainer jobbies - you know, the bit that's hammered into the brickwork and gets a wire passed through it.
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I once had an old petrol lawnmower with a series of 'flails' just like that....

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Just realised the thingy is only 4 3/4 inches long so def not a pan handle. Too short ::g

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what ever it is there a fair few in most fields


I kept one. Came in handy when I miss layed my ball joint separator.

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Koala wrote:
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what ever it is there a fair few in most fields


I’ve never found one. I feel left out now :-w

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I thought it looked familiar and have just realised where I'd seen something very similar. My last house was listed building and I removed an identical device from the mortar of an outbuilding (my workshop) when replacing a door frame. We used to support a clothes line from it as there was a another opposite in the wall of the house. I've also seen very similar items in pairs on external walls of older houses from which 'window shutters' were hung. Regards ss47
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I rather suspect from the answers that this could have been used to connect a wire, line or chain to a wall or timber. The original purpose probably was less important than the fact that it worked. :D
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Yes its vine eye would have a row of them hammered into the wall with wire running through to attach plants to.

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