What is this?

Keith Apr 23, 2014

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    All,
    Was looking at this piece, that Mom found up in Montana years ago.
    Now, I'm wondering what it is, and what it's for. I was thinking truck
    springs, but doubting that. Now, I'm thinking brake lines under a freight car.
    Has lettering I can NOT make out, and carries the number 194037.

    Top side, with unreadable lettering and number
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    Backside
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    Any ideas and/or suggestions much appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. maxairedale

    maxairedale TrainBoard Member

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    How big is it?

    With the pointed spike looking things on the inside, I don't think it would be used for brake lines.

    Gary
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    In my day, what we used to clamp or otherwise secure brake lines were not cast pieces. Those prongs inside suggest something soft was attached.
     
  4. cab

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    I'm thinking it's a holddown for somekind of conduit. Or a cable clamp maybe for a bridge.
     
  5. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    A quick measurement shows 2 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches wide.
    Guessing to be maybe a pound in weight, maybe pound and a half.
    Wouldn't exact weight, unless I put on a small scale!
     

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