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Anyone know what these are
russbost - 20/2/21 at 03:07 PM

Unearthed in my sons garden, I'm guessing some sort of ground anchor for something, but not seen anything like them b4? That's a piece of 4 x 2 behind them, gives an idea of scale

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joneh - 20/2/21 at 07:00 PM

Not old scaffold feet, or similar?

big_wasa - 20/2/21 at 07:06 PM

They look like drain cover keys to me ?


Maybe not they would be smaller with a notch on the bottom

[Edited on 20/2/21 by big_wasa]

Angel Acevedo - 21/2/21 at 04:40 PM

field tent stakes?

Camping Stakes?

I DonŽt know how youŽd call them.

russbost - 22/2/21 at 08:09 AM

I wouldn't have thought they'd be scaffold feet or anything like that, they are solid steel, not hollow, very heavy, & would have thought way too big, heavy for drain cover keys.

Like Angel, I'd wondered about giant tent stakes, like for a marquee, or Circus tent, but then why the large "T" head rather than a simpler round flat head - assuming that's the head of course.

Any railway workers on here, I'd wondered about something to do with rail track. or sleepers, but never seen anything like it in a rail yard

C'mon, LCB, you're not gonna fail me are you???

nick205 - 22/2/21 at 11:55 AM

Just a wild guess from me....

They're not some sort of dibber for planting things are they?

My granny had a wooden fork handle with a snapped shaft. Whe used it for dibbing holes to plant bulbs IIRC. I say just a wild guess!

David Jenkins - 22/2/21 at 01:14 PM

Feet for temporary fencing panels?

russbost - 22/2/21 at 01:42 PM

Originally posted by David Jenkins
Feet for temporary fencing panels?

That could make sense, they'd need to be weighty to keep fence stable in winds?

nick205 - 22/2/21 at 04:15 PM

Unless you want the metal (steel?) I'd get down the local tip and drop them in the metal recycling bin.

jacko - 22/2/21 at 05:24 PM

Do you live near a canal ? What about home made pins to tie narrow boats too

BenB - 23/2/21 at 02:49 PM

Originally posted by jacko
Do you live near a canal ? What about home made pins to tie narrow boats too

LOL. Following from the post about putting it in the recycling bin I thought you were going to suggest chuck them in and give the magnet fishermen something to find

russbost - 24/2/21 at 08:14 AM

He lives in Leeds at the top of a hill, so I think any canals would be some way off!