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    Posted 2 years ago

    vintagelamp
    (830 items)

    Found these at an antique shop. Now I have to figure out how to attach them to my house.

    From the internet:
    Old cast iron stars, used in the construction of old buildings to keep the walls stable. Metal rods would run through a building, and the stars would anchor them from outside.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      These were especially used after quakes that cracked walls.
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      blunder,
      Thank you! I rarely see these big stars.

    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      I would use two hampropes and hang it from the sealing and hang small glassjars from it with candles and use it as a beautiful lamp. That way I would do no harm to them and you can put them up later when you have figured out how :) or leave it like it is, a nice indoors feature....
    4. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Elisabethan,
      Great idea! I am moving into and old farmhouse and want to see if they can actually be placed into the stone wall. Will try to update.

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