Sea Glass Screw?

by Tina

Sea glass screw?

Sea glass screw?

~ sea glass identification question submitted by Tina

I found a piece of sea glass nearly identical to the one in the photo.

It appears to be a screw made out of glass.

In my piece there are 6 bubbles inside the screw part.

  • Does anyone know what this item actually is?
  • What it was used for?
  • What is it's estimated era (1900s, 2000s, etc) and origin it came from?

I've seen similar screws like this in sea glass books, but it's never discussed.

Thanks for your help.

~ submitted by Tina

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I have a glass screw as well -
by: Anonymous

I have a glass screw as well.

I saw one exactly like mine on a yahoo page, posted three months ago, but no one had an answer there, either, as to what it is exactly.

It isn't exactly like the one pictured here, as the glass is much clearer - so I don't think it is "sea glass". But it is nearly the same.

Would really like to know what it is and if it has any worth -

I have one almost exactly like it!
by: Ed from Alabama

I have one almost identical, found in Russell County, AL in the 70's behind a house that is at least 100 years old.

It is 1-7/8" long, the head is 7/8" wide at it;'s widest, and the threaded part of the screw is 3/8" in diameter.

Your's is the only other one I've ever seen, I'm told they are for holding neon gas tubes, but I don't know for sure.

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by: From Facebook

Suzette posted to our
OdysseySeaGlass facebook

"It is not a screw... it is a tube support piece used in neon glass making.

"My husband has many in their original state and I have one from the sea."

Thank you, Suzette!

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