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I found this today and I am not sure what it is. I think it is copper or brass. It has a hole on the bottom and I looks like gears on it? It looks like it should be round, but has smashed. It was found about 5 feet any from a car thermostat I found a few months ago. Is it related to that? It was found where a old driveway was, but is now part of the lawn and a vegetable garden. I might have been smashed by a tiller. 

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Looks like a cap off a electrical socket where it was crimped to another piece.  Maybe a thicker coated wire went through it or it had a switch attached.  GaryC/Oregon Coast

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16 hours ago, GaryC/Oregon Coast said:

Looks like a cap off a electrical socket where it was crimped to another piece.  Maybe a thicker coated wire went through it or it had a switch attached.  GaryC/Oregon Coast

Do you know that for sure. Do you have I picture? I don’t think it was bent like that on purpose.

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"Let me know what you think!"

Going by your quote above, it's just a guess.  Maybe you'll get other perspectives.  Hard to tell when I can't feel the weight in my hand.  Good Luck.  GaryC/Oregon Coast

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Hole looks like it has a keyway on it. Thinking a cover of some sorts that fit over a shave that had a keyway on it. Maybe the gear or knurl portion was to turn the keyway. Guessing some sorts of machinery or farm equipment?

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58 minutes ago, kac said:

Hole looks like it has a keyway on it. Thinking a cover of some sorts that fit over a shave that had a keyway on it. Maybe the gear or knurl portion was to turn the keyway. Guessing some sorts of machinery or farm equipment?

I think it maybe a key slot of some sort. What is a shave? Thanks for responding!

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Looks like the sleeve on a electric light switch. The notch is where the on/off knob comes through. IMHO anyway. That one has been smashed, they are round. HH jim tn

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Meant shaft sorry for the typo. Could be a rotary light switch but not sure. Seems too long.

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Any other ideas on what this is?

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