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OzzieAu
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15 October 2020 05:09 pm

I turned up this broken bronze/ brass artifact recently and it’s got me stumped. The two pieces were found a few days apart at the same location ( nearby to some still standing colonial buildings circa 1850 ).
The larger piece has ‘CARPENTER PATENTED’ stamped on the front and on the reverse side I can make out 7. and there’s some other illegable letters. A bit of googling turned up a E.W. Carpenter from Pennsylvania USA, who patented woodworking planes and other tools from the early 1820’s.... could it be part of one of his devices ?
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Also from the same location......
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Needless to say, I’m liking this spot.. beer

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Dave79
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15 October 2020 05:37 pm

Great spot! I've found a few broken bits of those 'thingys' and I've always thought that they were some kind of door latch. Doesn't really look like part of any woodworking tool I can think of.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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Dave79
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15 October 2020 05:43 pm

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Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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Dignit
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15 October 2020 05:56 pm

Well done Dave79.
I was thinking some sort of lock escutcheon. You got it. thumbsup


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Manpa
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15 October 2020 07:00 pm

Hi OzzieAU, E.W. Carpenter Mfg Co did do a comprehensive range of woodworking planes but those parts don’t look like anything I’ve ever seen, they also had numerous patents and manufactured lots of other products, staplers, shears, knife sharpeners, light fittings etc.

Cheers


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OzzieAu
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15 October 2020 07:50 pm

Thanks Dave, that’s what it looks like all right thumbsup
Manpa, maybe Emanuel Carpenter patented his own door furniture too, thanks.


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16 October 2020 05:30 pm

Awesome, I've found tons of those lock parts by now and never really known exactly what they were for, mystery solved!


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