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I’ve found several of these over the years. Are they part of a harness? Are they brass or copper?


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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,774 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could very well be
    Growing up on a dairy farm, I missed the 'working horse' era by a generation but we had a couple hundred years worth of horse equipment in the old barns and stable.
    Seems like 'rings' were used on everything :)

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    ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,257 ✭✭✭✭

    I have a couple of those on my bench waiting to be cleaned right now from recent finds. Thanks for asking.

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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those rings were in common use on horse rigs of many types... often they were retained in leather - which, eventually wore out due to stresses... and rings were lost. Though I cannot tell from your pictures, likely they were brass. Cheers, RickO

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wrought iron and brass rings are common field finds in my neck of the woods. I save them, clean them up and use them on occasion. Peace Roy

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