Most likely not for a T, or even a car. A friend of mine found them in the garbage a few days ago and is stumped, (so am I). So, if our vast knowledge base is up for a challenge....
I think they are part of a buggy harness that goes on the horses back.
It's the metal frame work for a back pad on a breast strap type buggy harness. Generally covered with leather. The hook part is for attaching the over-check strap coming off the top of the bridle which keeps the horses head up high. Value = absolutely NOTHING, doesn't even make a good boat anchor !!!
Put them on eBay -
Call them rare Antique Buggy anchors and make the starting price $100.
You might be surprised at what happens!
And.... $8 shipping!
give em' a break Jerry on the shipping :-) "Funny Fred" then what the hell would ya do if someone actually bought it ???
With apologies beforehand to Jerry for hijacking his thread....
Since cabin fever seems to have set in for many - a friend of mine has an item she no longer needs, and has put it on eBay...BUT would really, really like to know what it is. (Actually, I'm probably more interested than she is). Does anyone know...would you have time to tell us?
Soon (I hope) T weather will return.,,,yes, Bill H. "T weather " is any weather for you .
No apologies needed.
I think the truth is somewhere in the all-inclusive auction title.
Wow, for horses, eh? At first glance I thought they were Victorian-age gynecologist tools for 'ladies exams'....
Those are Buckwalter Patent silas retender parts. Probably worth every bit of
that $100 opening bid, IF the patent marking is easily read. Raoul Parkhurst,
Great Grandson of inventor Zebulon Buckwalter was the Chief Curator at the
Meat Museum and was desperately looking for missing parts to complete a
retender for display. I am unsure he ever found them.
Also some speculation, though no concrete proof, that they're flatulating paddles from an Kowalski #3 grape peeling machine. I have a #4, so I can't say for sure.
I Googled "flatulating paddles" and it appears your hunch could be
correct. Although, if you note the signatures at the bottom of your viewing
screen, you will find Buckwalter was involved in this patent as well !
Hmmm, small world.
Bueger is correct in my opinion! Buckwalter had a doctor,it in BS. I believe Burger aquired the same doctor,it in BS. They are well worth the $100 with the recent history we now know.
Anyway, thanks everyone for your input, the serious, the helpful and the bizarre. It's all good.