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What in the heck is this silver thing??!

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by Andrew Dawson, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Andrew Dawson

    Andrew Dawson Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kenmore, WA
    From a local Facebook page:

    OP: "This was recovered on a dive in Lake Washington. I was useing the Garrett Seahunter Mark II. We believe that the straight piece is silver. Any ideas as to what this is???"

    FYI, Lake Washington is adjacent to Seattle :)

    Well....what the heck is this thing??! :)
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  2. CuriousRambler

    CuriousRambler Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Montana
    Well it's only a few months old, can't be that hard to track down.. :p
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  3. pauldw

    pauldw Contributor

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  4. Vitesse2l

    Vitesse2l Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Devon UK
    Hard to tell it's size...

    Child's rattle?
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  5. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
    Cane top maybe???
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  6. Rose Robinson

    Rose Robinson Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: British Columbia
    Hello Curious Rambler,

    I think it could be anything from 1520 to 1920, But I don't think it's 2020.

    The head initials are MS, probably not MicroSoft

    It's not encrusted, but it does look very old. the Initials, date script is also very old, done by hand by an old world silver smith.

    No size comparison is indicated, maybe part of an old boatswain's whistle, note holes?

    A beautiful keepsake, with very likely an amazing story attached to it...

    Here's hoping the finder discovers just what that story is.

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  7. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    It’s cool, what it was when it had a use, can’t say, pens of the 20’s cane tops, pencil holder, whistle, the engraving style is reminiscent of a common style of that era.
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  8. tarponchik

    tarponchik Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
    Anything with a ring must be related to horses!
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  9. Streydog

    Streydog Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW, TX
    I can't tell what size it is but could it be a key to wind a pocket watch?
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  10. HKGuns

    HKGuns Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Merica

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