- 14 Replies
- MemberApril 10, 2022 at 12:15 am
That does not look like what I would call an old iron pipe. If it is an axle, I want to see whatever it was that bent it that severely without breaking it. “Found hootchygommer at referenced corner, replaced with BFB with tag wired thereto.”
- MemberApril 10, 2022 at 4:15 pm
Hahahaha – agree it does not look like an old IP. It is big and strong whatever it is. The previous corner called for an axel but I found an Iron Stake. So I’m wondering if someone read their notes wrong. I found a bit of old crusty flagging in the ground along side of it. Its about 1/2 foot off by distance in both directions but lines up well with an old wooden post and barbed wire fence that leads to an old concrete monument and an old ditch alignment from the previous iron stake. I’m going back to dig around it some more to see if I can find anything else.
If I don’t find anything, I will seriously consider “found hootchygommer”.
- MemberApril 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm
It’s a buggy skein…hootchygommers aren’t that big.
- MemberApril 10, 2022 at 10:42 pm
- MemberApril 10, 2022 at 11:08 pm
Is it original and undisturbed? Have the property owners relied upon it? If you believe it has been disturbed should it be returned to it’s original location?
- MemberApril 10, 2022 at 11:12 pm
That is a good guess, but I don’t think it is a buggy skein. But, as my wife reminds me, I have been wrong at least once before. She is wife number two.
- MemberApril 11, 2022 at 3:01 am
It kinda looks like two pieces, like some kind of tall square headed bolt driven into the iron pipe. Advise you pour a can of non-diet soda containing phosphoric acid on it and let the ants work for a while.
- MemberApril 11, 2022 at 3:24 am
Square head washered drive spike, a railroad bridge part.
These folks call it a washer head timber screw: https://www.unitedsteelandfasteners.com/railroad-division/r-bridge-timber-ties/
- MemberApril 11, 2022 at 4:46 am
Let’s hope it has been pulled and replaced by now with full details being supplied by the OP.
The end reminds me a bit of railroad fasteners used these days, but why would anyone drive one of those into a pipe, if it really is a pipe?
Years ago I had a supply of the dome-headed tie screws shown above. They are not two feet long but work great at times to set directly above the center of a buried stone.
- MemberApril 11, 2022 at 12:10 pm
I think you are on to something. If you look closely you can see there are something like two flanges, one on the outside that is clearly visible and one right around the ground surface. This is what leads me to believe it held a wheel at one time. One of the adjoining maps from 1950 references a old cart path. All of this area at one time was farmland. It’s mostly pine trees now.
- MemberApril 11, 2022 at 12:11 pmPosted by: @bill93
yep, it looks very similar
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