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31-03-2020, 16:12   #1
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Hi all. I found this chain under roots of a fallen tree at a lake shore.. how old could it be..
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31-03-2020, 16:22   #2
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Hi all. I found this chain under roots of a fallen tree at a lake shore.. how old could it be..
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Hi all. I found this chain under roots of a fallen tree at a lake shore.. how old could it be..
Impossible to say. If you wanted to see what is beneath the rust, the only option is to get it x-rayed.
Other than that, the only thing that can be said with certainty is that the iron object is earlier than the tree!
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Are those the correct photos?
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if you look at the first of the second two photos, you can see one of the links. looks like it's rusted into one large plate like object.
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if you look at the first of the second two photos, you can see one of the links. looks like it's rusted into one large plate like object.
You can also see a larger hook on the end of the chain..straight across from where I found it is an island with an old church..I think the church dates back to the 1200s
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first impression when I saw it was that it is a dray horse tackling chain.



I could be wrong, just a feeling.
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