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slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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Hi All, I am completely lost with this one. It is a crudely sealed ball with a flat bottom. It appears it never held any contents. It has a flattened base so it can sit upright. I live 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Monmouth County, NJ and I found this deposited in the refuse kicked up by Hurricane Sandy. What it was used for is a complete mystery. From what I see, it's a BIMAL. the sealed opening is made of glass that looks like it was stuffed in there when it was hot.
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slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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Thanks NC btl-dvr, it's certainly possible. It's about 5"-6" in diameter and I thought it would be too big for that. But, then again, I wouldn't have any idea about those things. Thank you for helping me out.
 

shotdwn

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Jan 13, 2018
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Macomb, IL
I have to agree with NC btl-dvr. It is a float ball for a toilet tank. The part raised up from it with a lip is where a metal part is crimped to it and a rod screwed into the metal attachment on one end and to the fill valve on the other.
 

embe

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Jul 14, 2019
81
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Cool find! I've seen fishing floats but never would have thought about a toilet bowl float (which, when I was a kid, my Dad eloquently referred to as a "sh*t smasher")
 

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