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Posted 10 months ago

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patented 1886 Diamond K or K Diamond? letter holder,just a neat little cast iron piece in my collection.Thanks for looking!

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 10 months ago
    Great piece -- love cast iron things.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    wow glad I don't get that many bills I need a cast iron mail holder :-) But I suppose rich people in mansions get lots of mail from people wanting to buy their house with the fancy window openers :-) Love it
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 months ago
    Silly question...letter holder? Sure? Not suggesting otherwise as I have no idea but seems...I don't know heavy and more of a working spring thingy...
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 months ago
    I was thinking fire-like too.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    It is a letter holder .3 1/2" L, 3" H AND 2 3/4" W
    Amazing but I saw several and are all called letter holders :-)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DIAMOND-K-CAST-IRON-PEN-AND-LETTER-HOLDER-PAT-APR-20-1886-/140945908421

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/114371749/vintage-1886-k-diamond-cast-iron-letter
  6. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 10 months ago
    This goes in a fire place to hold logs...for mice!!!!!!!!!!!;)Thanks trunkman,mani,walk,amber and pw!HAHA manikin,no not a mansion!!!!!!
  7. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 9 months ago
    you may be on to something, eye,I haven't had time to research it!
  8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 9 months ago
    Thanks inky and sean!
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    your very welcome gargoyle!!!
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Copper wire discovered

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    After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year outside of Vancouver, B.C. scientists found traces of copper cable dating back 100 years. They came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

    Not to be outdone by Vancouver, in the weeks that followed, a Toronto, Ontario, archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet somewhere just outside Trenton. Shortly after, a story in the Toronto Sun read: “ Toronto archaeologists report a finding of 200 year old copper cable, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than Vancouver."

    One week later, a local newspaper in Yorkton, Saskatchewan,reported the following: "After digging down about 30 feet deep in his pasture near the community of Springside, Bob, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bob has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Saskatchewan had already gone wireless".

    Just makes a person proud to be from Saskatchewan.







  11. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 8 months ago
    lmao!!!!are you sure it wasn't cooper wire?
  12. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 7 months ago
    Thanks phil and aztom!
  13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 months ago
    I guess they made it from cast iron because they were using lead pencils ;)
  14. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 7 months ago
    lol hey 5 inches of mail can get a little heavy,can't have it breaking down!Thanks fhrjr!
  15. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 7 months ago
    Thanks Aimathena!

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