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Another Mystery item

January 26, 2016

Well actually there are two of them and, once again, they were found ‘under the floorboards’ at 21 Church Street.

Here are the items.

Could these mystery items, found under the floorboards at 21 Church Street, be wall plugs?

Could these mystery items, found under the floorboards at 21 Church Street, be wall plugs?

These two wooden objects are about 3 inches long and have been machined to make a ring around the wood, drill a hole (which looks to be conical) down into it and then the wood around the hole has been cut into four sections. The two items are so similar it would seem they were machine made.

But what are they?

Ideas considered were barrel bungs but that didn’t seem quite right. The drilled hole and saw cuts would have made it leaky.

The best bet – but not yet confirmed – is that these are wall plugs. First you make a suitable sized hole in the wall where you want to fasten something. Then you hammer this item into the wall. As you screw into the hole the four sections are forced outwards making the plug fit tightly.

That’s what we think, but it may not be correct. Similar objects, but made of brass can be found on the internet. Just type brass wall anchor into a search engine and you’ll find them.

We cannot date these items and have no idea as to where they were made.

So we seek help. Have you any ideas? If so do contact us.

Thanks!