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Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« on: February 11, 2018, 13:40 »
I always knew these were from horse tack but now I've confirmed what part.  FYI to all who want to ID these plates which are commonly found.

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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 19:12 »
Find lots of them as well Dutchy but have never found any of the mouth pieces though.
I know some were steel but surely there were brass ones as well 🤔
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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 19:59 »
Think I found about all the bits in all 23 years of this hobby.  I had a guy in the US want to debate and swear they were Civil War breastplates or cross belt plates. Another swore they were trunk plates only.  Many want to believe all finds are military related. Bloody Americans ;)
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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 20:23 »
My dad used to say: “You can tell an American but, you can’t tell ‘em much.”
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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 21:48 »
My dad used to say: “You can tell an American but, you can’t tell ‘em much.”
True, but no better friend and no worse enemy than the US. Glad they are on our side.
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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 12:56 »
  How true Dutchy ..... BUT DONALD  that's another story::)  Lex 

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 16:08 »
 How true Dutchy ..... BUT DONALD  that's another story::)  Lex
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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 20:40 »
Good spot on those plates Dutchy . Have found a number of them and always wondered just what part they came from . I reckon i have a dead ringer for the bit in the photo also , i think it's brass .
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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 21:24 »
This was one I found when I first started detecting.
Have never seen another one like this since, all the others I've found are just plain.
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Re: Ploughing Horse harness blinder plates
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 05:41 »
Ones with any writing on them are rare I've seen.  I found 2 in most likely over a hundred or so I've found.  
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