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Can you identify this item for Rob? Please let me know if you can.
Florida Fishing Tackle Mfg. Co. of St. Petersburg, FL made the Barracuda brand fishing lures and other fishing equipment from the 1920s through the 1970s. I don't know if the mystery object is related to fishing, but it is a possibility.
As a side note, keep your eyes open for collectible fishing lures while you detect. Old fishing lures and equipment can be very collectible. I've found a large collection of lures myself, including some old wood lures. The early Barracuda lures with glass eyes are rare.
When tropical storm Debby was over in the Gulf, I mentioned that they were having erosion over there. Subsequently I have received reports of some older things popping up over there.
Medicine.man sent in photos of a couple of finds from the Gulf Coast. One is a fake cob.
I always show photos of fake cobs. It can be a big disappointment to find a fake cob, especially when you first dig it up and at first glance think you got the real thing.
People often wonder why there are fakes like this on the beach. One poll that I did in this blog, showed that you were about as likely to find a fake as a genuine cob. They are not rare finds on the beaches.
|Fake Cob Found on Gulf Coast.|