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Old 10-16-2016, 09:43 AM
jtur88 jtur88 is offline
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OP, does the thing have a nice "heft" to it, when you pick it up and handle it? Sometimes things feel so comforting in one's hands, that they are kept even they are of no other value. So it might be a practice or defective finial made in a home shop, that felt so good to someone they decided to pass it around, and family members liked it so much that someone even finished it. The thing has enough nicks in the finish that it might have even spent some time in a child's toybox.

My neighbor keeps a latch handle from the rear hatch of a Dodge Caravan on her porch, which visitors love to play with. It has a heft of lift and movement that is pleasing. The only part of the Dodge that escaped the crusher.

Last edited by jtur88; 10-16-2016 at 09:46 AM.