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Old 07-20-2014, 10:31 PM   #15
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I think it is the pin for the break away safety switch. Does it have a small hole in one end for the cable that goes to the tow vehicle to pull the pin in the event of hitch failure?
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:53 PM   #16
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That would be one heck of a break away pin.... It looks like a cotter pin fits on the smaller end of it. Could it be part of your towing gear?
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:30 PM   #17
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Looks to be recent. No surface rust. Unless stainless. Is the little end curved like a standard buck rivet? If not , then I say the key to shut off the Death Stars tracker beam.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:29 AM   #18
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To me it looks like the shaft of a hitch coupler lock, with both ends missing. The small end would be where the keyed portion would slid on. The large end would have a knob or grip.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:51 AM   #19
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Carry it with you. Eventually you will discover what it is used for. Don't throw it out! Jim
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:21 PM   #20
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It is stainless, no holes for cotter pins, toddler found it, so not up to practical joke age yet, will definitely hang on to it in case we find a mate looking for it's lost friend, and if nothing turns up, it has been a great conversation starter....other equipment that has been there was an Alaskan mill to cut our trees into lumber...maybe it is a part from that.....
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:41 PM   #21
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It looks an awful lot like the stud that holds a plastic caster on a desk chair to me.


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Old 07-22-2014, 05:45 AM   #22
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Hmmmm--it does, though no earthly idea how it would have gotten there-- maybe fell from the sky like the coke bottle in "The Gods Must Be Crazy" movie :-)
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Hmmmm--it does, though no earthly idea how it would have gotten there-- maybe fell from the sky like the coke bottle in "The Gods Must Be Crazy" movie :-)
I think you may be right. It looks to be black plastic residue on the large end.
W/o a nice big hole in it, it certainly wouldn't have the wonderful whistling noise as it fell from the sky:-D

What a great movie, I haven't thought about that one in a while.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:36 PM   #24
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It looks an awful lot like the stud that holds a plastic caster on a desk chair to me.


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Yes! DUH. Something was so familiar and yet I couldn't place it.
I'm an owner of Answer Center - a call center, and my operators break chair casters at least once every two months - never connected the dots yet this thread nagged at me.

Whew. RIP.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:36 PM   #25
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I'm just astounded that you people don't know a "what's-it" when you see one!!!!
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Looks like a directional spool shuttle from a hydraulic control unit? Mine looks very close to that piece, more than likely came from the mill you had on site.
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Bobby Joe, one of the guys who was running the mill had loaded a broken desk chair in his pickup 8 months prior. The caster fell off and remained in the bed of the truck that was used for servicing the mill equipment on your property. The black plastic part of the caster was crushed when it fell into the gap between the back edge of the bed and the bottom lip of the tailgate when one afternoon Bobby shut the tailgate with some difficulty. The stud fell free from the caster and dropped out on your property. The black plastic wheel is still stuck in the gap of Bobby Joes tailgate.

I am pretty sure this is EXACTLY how the stud came to rest on your property.




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Old 07-31-2014, 01:06 AM   #28
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I guess the jig is up...We were out tromping around the NC backwoods, hunting critters, when I tripped and dropped my AR-15...

I heard a 'twang' sound as some part of the rifle flew into the tall grass nearby...

We looked for 15 min's for the part without finding anything...

That danged rifle hasn't worked since..! I guess it's bad karma for tresspassing..!
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