Does this fit the bill … ?

Late in January 2009, Pete, a detectorist living in Thornaby near Stockton-on-Tees, found something that closely resembled yet another tractor part. He told me that  all bits of metal like that usually end up in the scrap bin or the bucket marked ’unidentified’. This item looked so insignificant, he almost slung it in the hedge without a backward glance. I’m pleased he didn’t. No doubt he is too! I am reminded of that good piece of advice given to me when I first started detecting, and that was to never throw anything away. 

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