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Posted 3 years ago

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Another mystery, 8 1/4" long turned wood, (looks like a miniature billy club) with a leather strap. Very old writing--Lookout Mt. Tenn. Could it be a souvenir billy club?

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
    I was 1st thing muzzle tompion to keep rain & dirt out, but 8 1/4 " is longer tan what I have seen. What is the smallest dia. mesurement
  2. bobby725 bobby725, 3 years ago
    Thanks Blunderbuss2, The diameter is 1", there is no taper to it.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
    No idea except a souvenir. Of what is the question.
  4. bobby725 bobby725, 3 years ago
    Very old writing. any ideas?
  5. civilwarnut, 3 years ago
    I have a small wooden gavel from Lookout Mountain that has the EXACT SAME HANDWRITING on the turned handle (it says, "Lookout Mountain Caves"). I have no idea how old it is, but from what I have heard, the wood that grew on the mountain was ideal for carving. Many Civil War soldiers made walking canes from the wood. The canes were sent home and given to people as gifts. A Google search for "Lookout Mountain Canes" will turn up some examples.
  6. bobby725 bobby725, 3 years ago
    Thanks civilwarnut! It sure looks civil war era, or soon after, to me. Can you post a pic. of your gavel?
  7. bobby725 bobby725, 3 years ago
    Thanks paulmartin and sean68!

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