Some may consider it crazy to call rusty lumps of iron ‘beautiful’ but so says the eye of the beholder!
These heavy-weight industrial mounts (possibly early 20th century?) have the most amazing patina. The old red paint is faded and worn and the iron surface has pitted with age. Whatever they did and whatever they supported – it was substantial. These 90 degree brackets have a rugged three-point base with large fixing holes (likely to receive bolts?) plus a huge main fillet and the hole that (supposedly) held either end of a shaft or axle is surrounded by a thick box section.
Could be re-used as supports for a beam etc. though we do not know their load rating?
Perhaps we’ve discovered the world’s largest book-ends…or door stops?