What IS this?

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Sat Jul 7 21:36:14 EDT 2007

Looks like it might be a Firecracker Antenna from a locomotive

Larry Evans

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> Historical Society

> This item was found about 20 yards from the rail road tracks at

> Shenandoah Caverns in Shenandoah County Virginia. The tracks have

> been there since about 1867. Do you know what this item is? It is

> about 12 inches long,3 inches around at the large end. Small end is

> about 1 inch around, may have had a wood handle at one time. The

> prongs on each end are about i inch long now. They are rusted off or

> broken now. at first I was thinking that it could be a civil war

> grenade, but that has since been ruled out.

> Thank you off your help.

> Marv Polk lll

> <mailto:vpolk at shentel.net>vpolk at shentel.net



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