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Derek Black   
Derek Black

Can anyone identify what this is?

 

it is among the service paraphernalia of a man who served in the yeomanry then camel corps.

 

it has only one small hole in it, no other markings showing that it could be attached otherwise to something else.

 

could it be a file of some type relating to an aspect of horse or camel husbandry?

 

cheers,

Derek.

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Trev2386   
Trev2386

Is it the same on both sides? It may be a pocket hoof rasp.

 

Trev

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Derek Black   
Derek Black

Trev,

 

It is the same on both sides.

It had crossed my mind that is could be used for that, but I couldn;t find one similar whilst googling vrious word combinations.

 

Cheers,
Derek.

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jay dubaya   
jay dubaya

The most pointless of rasps, it would take an eternity to remove anything with that and the business end doesn't even reach the sides. The rounded long edge appears to have small pins embedded?

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Khaki   
Khaki

Looks to me like the step on a horse buggy.

 

khaki

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PhilH   
PhilH

Pure guesswork but a match striking plate looks favourite to me.

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Derek Black   
Derek Black
3 minutes ago, PhilH said:

Pure guesswork but a match striking plate looks favourite to me.


Possibly, but looks too smooth, without enough abrasiveness.

 

Derek.

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PhilH   
PhilH

I don't know, when I think about it apart from lack of mounting holes it looks pretty much as I recall them being on the upper deck of a bus in the '60's

 

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Jrmh   
Jrmh

Golf putter head?

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GRANVILLE   
GRANVILLE

I think you will find its for stubbing out cigarettes and its the sort of thing you would find on either a tram, bus or a train. It will have been held to the bodywork via a screw through the hole in it and my guess is that someone thought it would make a bit of a useful souvenir.


David

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Steven Broomfield   
Steven Broomfield
5 minutes ago, GRANVILLE said:

 my guess is that someone thought it would make a bit of a useful souvenir.


David

 

...  but when he got it home, his wife made him throw it out. Her exact words "We have quite enough junk already and if you think ..." etc, etc.

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depaor01   
depaor01
1 minute ago, Steven Broomfield said:

 

...  but when he got it home, his wife made him throw it out. Her exact words "We have quite enough junk already and if you think ..." etc, etc.

As she carefully placed her new shoes in the wardrobe...

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pioneecorps   
pioneecorps

Stirrup for a camels saddle ;)

 

Gerwyn 

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