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    Posted 12 years ago

    packrat-pl…
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    Here is another metal detector find from a while back. It appears to be some kind of cast iron gargoyle looking thing. At first I thought it went on a piece of furniture, however, there are no holes of any kind to attach it. It seems to sit on something, but as I stated, there is no way to attach it.
    I have always been quite fond of this little guy.
    Any ideas?

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    1. musikchoo musikchoo, 12 years ago
      That is a very COOL find packrat-place!!!
    2. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      Thank you very much for the kind words musikchoo, BELLIN68 & scandinavian_pieces
    3. mizjane, 12 years ago
      I kindof looks like there are foundry marks on the underside. An iron gate capital?
    4. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      How would you attach it? No holes, no hooks, and it is not broken off anything.
      Appears to be a cast iron sand casting.
    5. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      Thank you very much mizjane & mrmajestic1
    6. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      Thank you very much eye4beauty
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      It's for the edge of something. I've seem similar things used to prop open a sash framed window, but they had a horizontal profile rather than the right angled one here. There would be something heavy holding it in place from above, at a corner.
    8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 12 years ago
      Now that is extremely cool packrat !!!
    9. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 12 years ago
      Just a thought, it looks like this fits on a corner and something (heavy enough) would sit on the pad at the back of the neck to 'attach' it to something else. Now just what that is, I don't know.
    10. fossilhunter fossilhunter, 12 years ago
      Cool find. It looks like it could be a planter pot leg. Most of the time I see them in terracotta but it looks like it works on the same principal for a cast iron planter. Or possibly a woodstove leg, or claw foot bathtub foot. They slide into a 3 notch slot and the weight of the piece holds them in. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Antique-Cast-Iron-Claw-Ball-Foot-Bath-Tub-Stove-Feet-Leg-Set-Huge-Talons-/270991015197?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1852bd1d. How big is the guy?
    11. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      fossilhunter,
      That is a very good possibility, as it looks like it slides over a corner or something, thank you very much.
      Thank you very much also, Hedgewalker, vetraio50 ,Hunter & walksoftly
    12. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      Thank you for the love Vontrike
    13. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      Thank you very much miKKoChristmas11, jbcollector & mikielikesigns2
    14. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 12 years ago
      well, i guess we know why it fell off whatever it was unattached to....??!!
    15. packrat-place packrat-place, 12 years ago
      I noticed that also!!
      Thank you very much ho2cultcha, sarahoff & Ethologist

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