My Model T partner found this on side of a building and salvaged it. Does anyone know what is is from?
I think it's from the side of building. . . . .
c'mon, you were ASKING for it!
Doubt that it's a hood ornament, but it is unusual.
Looks sort of pre-war German. Was the building rented by skin-heads?
Looks like the top of a flag staff (would slide down into the pole) and the top hole could be used to hold award ribbons.
Dennis, but what is that machined ball end for?
Also, the locating lug on the big piece should be a clue to something. I agree with Stephan, it does have a German military look to it, but that might not mean a thing.
you guys, it's an ironbird.....jeez!
Henry Ford's first prototype for the "Universal Car" trademark?? jb
I think Dennis may be right. It probably is not for a car. I will research flag staff toppers and see what comes up.
Wood stove, you turn the piece at the top to open or close the draft or am I just daft!
Definatly hood ornament ! Ball on bottom is for latching hood ! Its a RAT ROD hood ornament!
My Dad had a Third Reich Evunculator just like this.
I'm not going ask; Hey, let's get Mikey to ask Burger!
The hole would have a chain or hook to pull on and the ball would be engaged in something. The wings would have had a spring inside the tube and when the top section was pulled the wings could be rotated then dropped into place with the lug in place.
Beyond that I have no clue but it is safe to call it an "on-off" switch.
To be more clear; when the top was pulled up the wings could be lifted and turned then released and let down to lock in place.
I don't think automotive and not a pressure system...possibly heating?