Find of the day #8 – a mystery item

I’ve no idea what this is. The red metal is a coppery material, the yellow is brassy. I get the feeling it might be the innards of something larger.

If you have an idea what it might be – please do let me know.

It's a mystery

About 4cm long. Knurled end. Slotted. A bit like part of a propelling pencil

It's still a mystery

The slot in the end is rectangular. So it's probably not a pencil or a lipstick.

It's confounding

It's been a bit battered by it's time in the pebbles.

About lancewoodman

Playwright, heritage interpreter and teacher. Living in the Midlands, UK

Posted on September 15, 2011, in Metal detecting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi there
    This looks like it held a wick. . I have found bits of old oil lamps and they always have this shape for the wick so it could well be part of a lamp. . I know this is an old post so hope this finds you well . .
    From a fellow detectorist

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