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I hope I'm in the right forum for this. I was digging today & found this, along with several other items. This one has got me stumped. Can anyone figure out what it is or was? Thank you
 

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looks like some type of reflector to me
 

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I hope I'm in the right forum for this. I was digging today & found this, along with several other items. This one has got me stumped. Can anyone figure out what it is or was? Thank you
I believe what you have there is the cap portion of a once elegant fountain pen.

I stole a photo of a modern example via Google search just to convey the notion. Not all the caps were threaded as in the example; many were simply a friction slip fit. However, if the piece you found has either internal threads and/or the stub of a missing pocket clip, then I think that would confirm its identity.

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Either the pocket clip of your item has detached, or it might have been made without one. I lean toward a clip having detached or broken off, as I suspect it would have had one originally, as most fountain pens did and do, in order to keep the pen upright in a shirt pocket. In addition to keeping the nib positioned upright to help prevent leaking ink, a clip on that sleeve would have held the green jewel ostentatiously displayed at the edge of the owner's pocket. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that the gentleman had owned matching tie tack and cuff-links as well!
 

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