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What is this? 10-10
« on: October 10, 2019, 09:06:48 AM »

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 09:59:18 AM »
Vampire stake!

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 04:40:35 PM »
Aren't vampire stakes made of wood??

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 06:30:54 PM »
Good point.....get it...point  :alscalls: :innocentwhistle:

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 08:47:30 PM »
Tie out stake for dogs.

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 09:21:41 PM »
That there was used in the old days of railroading.  Before they had brakes they'd drive that spike in behind/in front of a train so they could tie off their train in order to get a good nights sleep without worrying about it running away.
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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 04:35:49 AM »
 I tied my Staffordshire bull terrier out on a stake like that once next thing I know the cops are knocking at the door because he was trotting around the neighborhood with a cocker spaniel in his mouth 🐶🐶🐶🐶👮👮👮

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 04:37:45 AM »
    There's a pretty good idea,  I might start doing that with my big Ford! 


That there was used in the old days of railroading.  Before they had brakes they'd drive that spike in behind/in front of a train so they could tie off their train in order to get a good nights sleep without worrying about it running away.

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 08:39:08 AM »
It reminds me of the "dog" we used in rafting logs on a mill pond but the rafting dog is a lot simpler, a one piece broad spike of steel with a hole in the end, sort of like a short wide sewing needle.  Drive the spike into a log with a dogging ax, and then tie a line onto the hole.  Some are called hammerhead dogs.

This thing in question would work as a rafting dog but the finely tapered long needle part would be very hard to extract from a log.  Rafting dogs are intended to be temporary, easily driven into a log to tie it or pull it etc. but easily removed to send the log through a sawmill.

Back to the original query:  it looks like a stake to stake a horse out on grass so that the horse can feed in a circle around the stake, except that it is too short to hold a horse in normal ground and the horse would just pull it up.  I've seen a plastic dog stake very similar to this thing. 
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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 10:43:23 AM »
Okanagan has it correct. It is a cavalry picket pin, used on the plains to hold a horse for the night. With a good length of rope attached to the swivel, there was very little upward pressure applied and the "picket pin" would hold. Picket duty was used to ensure the horses were secure and to keep horses from being stolen. Horse theft was a greatly admired activity among many of the tribes and always an issue.

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Re: What is this? 10-10
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 07:21:08 AM »
I thought it was a wore out butt-out. :shrug:
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