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I found it in the dirt in my yard. The area used to be farm land; so it probably is related to farm equipment, but I have never seen such a thing.

It's heavily rusted iron.

The hole through the middle is slightly tapered.

Finger Cuisine Wood Artifact Gesture


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Hand Finger Wood Thumb Nail
 
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Some chain link fence parts for the angled support wires at the corners used to look similar. The one in the picture is a modern one where the cap is on the end of the horizontal brace rail and the tension rod is attached to it. Some used to have the loop on the side for attaching the brace wire or rod when the cap was on top of a corner or line post as well as the horizontal brace post. The truss rod is what I am trying to refer to and it attaches to the half moon in the cap. The brace band goes through the loop on the cap and around the post to hold the assembly to the post.












 

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Thanks everybody.

I think that the folks who said it is the end fitting (cap) for a singletree appear to be correct.
 
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or double tree.
A double tree was two or three inches thick, six to eight inches wide, and seven or eight feet long, and used three long clevice. (spelling) Today they would call it a shackle. A single tree attaches to each end and the load attaches in the center.
 
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