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Posted 4 years ago

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oldman
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can anyone help identify this number plate that is 19 1/2 x 11 3/4 made of cast iron i think (about 25 lbs). the front has the number 1909 and the back A-10, was told it came of a railroad train when i bought it years ago. the front had been striped of the orig paint and painted whats on there now, the back is rusty help?. thanks ,larry

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  1. mikesjul, 4 years ago
    looks to me like some sort of door for a boiler or cole burner?seen one on line alittle different but not much,hope that helps ,mike
  2. oldman, 4 years ago
    thanks mike but the 2 holes on the sides are large bolt holes where it had been mounted so i dont think its a door. also i think this came out of CA if that info helps. thanks again mike, larry
  3. James James, 4 years ago
    My guess it is address number for a building. Or and this is the odds on favorite a corner stone date marker. We have some old house and buildings in the area that have these date plates. Some are brass some are cast iron.

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