Re: Interesting stuff you found. (Archaeology, Metal Detecting,Fossils, Etc)

looks like an insulator plate pre-plastics. not worth much but theyre cool nonetheless

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

^ i went through all 251 patents that were issued on Jan 5, 1875 and didn't see it. Wtf?

There's a June 5, 1877 patent that i might browse for tonight. .

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It's the lid from a Putnam "Lightning" trademark fruit Jar. https://sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/HenryPutnam.pdf(edited)

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

^ it sure is. And that article explains my 1875 patent search. I saw the patent on the wire flip top bottles similar to a Grolsch beet bottle, but i didn't make the connection.

Edit: finding a "Lightning" jar would have been real cool, oh well, it's still cool.(edited)

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

This one might be a bit more challenging since it has no markings at all. We dug this up from my daughters back yard.

Made of brass, around 3" long and maybe 5/8" in diameter and was about 4" deep in the dirt. In the picture the pick is pointing to wear marks that are on the underside of both ears.

Her house was built in 1890 and it's a town house, so the yard wouldn't have really been used for dumping.

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

Did a little more detecting on the back 40 today before the thunderstorm moved in. We found a wheat penny, two lincoln memorial pennies, the other half of the binoculars about ten feet from the other half, a bunch of trash, mainly lawnmowered aluminum cans and pull tabs, but the coolest find was a New York Knife Co pocket knife. According to this auction it dates from 1860's to 1890's.

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Unfortunately it is now nothing more than a relic.

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That knife is a pretty cool find.(edited)

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Some cool archaeological moped finds

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The exhaust header is probably from a Berini M21

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Kevin Bishop /
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Nautilus, sea urchin, cephalopod, horn Coral, ammonite, and chrinoids.

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> Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" Wrote:

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> This one might be a bit more challenging since it has no markings at

> all.

My guess is a the core of a stick-type tool, like a broom or mop. A wooden shaft could slip into the cylinder, and the "ears" prevent rotation; wear might be from te back-and-forth drag of wires/other material that fastened to the lower half at that point. Just an idea...

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Here's a little bayonet scabbard finial (American civil war).

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In Nevada you can trip things like this ...

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Spend this week digging in the gardens of one of the royal palaces, there are worse places to dig.

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Find any dead Nazi's ?

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> Don Sumpter (OFMC) Wrote:

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> Find any dead Nazi's ?

LOL! Good one! HaHaHaaaaa!

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Just started a new excavation in the old centre of my city, these are some of the first finds which are late 19/early 20th century. Eventually we'll dig deep enough to find 12/13th century remnants.

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

Nice score on the bong.

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When i found it "oh cool, a bong!" Was my first thought. Unfortunately it's just some chemists bottle

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Found this in the U.K. in the summer of 2016 while hiking the grounds of Fountains Abbey. I've been told it's from between the 13th to 15th century. A common water jug

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Even a common water jug can be exciting, don't know much about English Pottery but the period seems right.

Some of today's pics;

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Here’s a picture of the woolly mammoth tooth from southern Ohio in the hocking hills area.

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Kevin Bishop /

Nice one, I have a bone terminus I found in Texas but a tooth is rad!

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Some religious stuff

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And some sweet sweet 16th century Venetian glass

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Andrew Squiggman /

> Don Sumpter (OFMC) Wrote:

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> Find any dead Nazi's ?

Just one that looks exactly like don-ohio

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And today we hit the jackpot, all these things are from before Columbus even thought about finding india.

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The last one is a religious insignia, a pin of sorts to display your devoutness to some aspect of religious life (and a pretty damn rare one at that)

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Found this 1200 year old broche last week

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Great finds. I came across this site a while back. https://belowthesurface.amsterdam/nl/vondsten

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

So these videos are awesome... granted a bit dangerous but awesome. Thought it was somewhat on par with the conversation.

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> Saabsonettguy . Wrote:

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> Great finds. I came across this site a while back.

> https://belowthesurface.amsterdam/nl/vondsten

Yeah the Amsterdam subway excavations were pretty cool, at work we have the book with tens of thousands of their finds and the escalator in one of their new stations also has a big display cabinet.

Their way of documenting everything, even things from the last 100 years is really inspiring.

Today was a pretty slow day, but i did find this 50's pocketknife.

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Diddnt do the work of digging them out of the Earth but it's still one of my best finds ever..200 plus pounds of ammonites, baculites and bivavles. Various split shales and a couple meglodon teeth. All in milk crates from under a decrepit house. Payed the owner $20

Look pretty cool split n polished

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