Author Topic: another unknown - possible book or bible fitting?  (Read 3563 times)

Offline leehorton7

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another unknown - possible book or bible fitting?
« on: May 07, 2011, 06:37:12 PM »
maybe some sort of stap or belt attachment it is hinged and there looks to be part of a small ring broken off about the size of a small pendant ring maybe where a chain was attached

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Re: another unknown
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 06:41:51 PM »
Now there's a head-scratcher! Any chance of a photo of the back of it?

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Re: another unknown
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 06:56:01 PM »
the reverse side

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Re: another unknown
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 02:37:46 PM »
I have to say that I am pretty much stumped on this one. I doubt it is particulary old, maybe a fitting from a storage chest or footlocker of some kind?

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Re: another unknown
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 09:22:08 PM »
Looks like it could be from a book something large like an old family bible as one side is plain that would be the side on the leather.

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Re: another unknown
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 10:40:04 PM »
ahhhhh yes thats a very good idea that would explain the squere cut out for some kind of lock to keep the book closed ,well thought of dave

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Re: another unknown
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 10:52:05 PM »
Yep, I was thinking the the square hole was for a key, it isn't a book fitting type that I am familiar with, but then the stuff in my collection is possibly earlier than this and I'm not very up on the later stuff, if a book fitting then I would have to go with a 19th to early 20th century date, what do you think dave?

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Re: another unknown - possible book or bible fitting?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 11:00:46 PM »
Yes i would agree on the date that you have given.