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1465. Submitted by a visitor who is looking to find out exactly what it's for, the arrow at the top can freely spin:
It was discovered over 60 years ago along with two pistols in the basement of an old Civil War era home that was being demolished near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The base measures 5" x 5" and it has a well made cover with dimensions of 4.25" x 4.25" x 6.375":
The pistols were wrapped in newspapers, lying on each side of the device. Text on the pistol below reads "A. Waters, Milbury, MS, 1839", these guns were used by both the North and South during the Civil War.
The only markings on it are the directional letters N,S,E, & W:
1466. 8" long:
1467. Approximately 10" long:
1468. 9" x 9", printed on cardboard:
1469. Sent in by a visitor who would like to know if this set is for a particular purpose:
1470. 12" tall, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this device :
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