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This is pretty heavy. Dug it up the other day. It has 1930 in the metal
 

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Doesn't look very comfortable, but you may be on to something. State of the art in 1930 is a lot different than today. So they would have cast three different sizes and ground down (literally) each size from the casting?
 

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That is what I first thought. Yet, the end doesn't look flat enough to me. (Just glad I'm not a cow! :) Perhaps something out of the Birmingham Iron Works??
 

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What does it look like from the end? Maybe take a couple pics from different angles with a ruler beside to give it a sense of scale
 

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I think this is a coal shaker grate from an old coal fired furnace. My grandfather had a coal bin in the basement, allowed coal ashes to drop down and be dumped outside.

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I noticed where I dug this up.... There were chunks of coal everywhere in that area.
 

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