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  • Procrastination post #1. Time to start catching up.

    Boy does the time ever fly when you are just enjoying life.
    I can't believe it has taken me this long to sit back down and post some finds again.
    This will be a long one with lost of pretty pictures so sit back.
    Relax and enjoy.
    This is week one of my two week hiatus from posting.
    Starting with Sunday March 4th.
    Nothing special here but it was a fun park hunt. Click image for larger version

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ID:	291378 Monday I was at a loss as to where to go and while driving around I noticed that the tide was actually fairly low.
    Well it didn't take me long to pull on the rubber boots and go for a shoreline stroll.
    And boy was I a happy camper that day. Click image for larger version

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ID:	291379 You guys should know me and my saltwater brass by now.
    It is kinda weird but the pocket watch says "Made in German"
    And that oiler tin sprung an oil leak in the tumbler that took forever to get cleaned up. Click image for larger version

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ID:	291380 I am really happy with a few of those finds.
    The native horseman was a little grotty when it first came out of the water. Click image for larger version

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ID:	291381 So what I did was boil it to get ride of the barnacle, and while the lead was warm I straightened out the arrow and the front legs a bit.
    Sadly the base was in the tumbler with all of the oil and had to be thoroughly cleaned. Click image for larger version

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ID:	291383 These cricket buckle pieces came out together. Click image for larger version

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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

  • #2
    Now here's a question for you folks.
    Are these part of a sash style buckle? Click image for larger version

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ID:	291386 And this is another question.
    These are interesting to me because of how they look.
    to me they look like they would possibly be slid locks for a small cabinet or jewelry box.
    What is your opinion? Click image for larger version

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ID:	291387 You can bet your sweet bippy that I was back at the same place on Tuesday.
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    The wallet has been turned into the cop shop.
    There was no money in it. However I am sure the young lady would have been happy to get her identification back.
    And even though this beach walk was not as productive I still managed a hunk of silver.
    Well it does have silver in the label. SILVEROID that is.
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    It took two more days before the tide was right again but no time was wasted waiting.
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    I especially like the Victorian style scarab pin
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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • #3
      Well the tide was finally right for one last beach walk.
      However I had to kill some time at a nearby park first.
      Click image for larger version

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      The best find there was this silver and amethyst earring.
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      Once on the beach another lead toy was one of the first finds.
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      And I finally found my first railroad padlock.
      C N R (Canadian National Railway).
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      Now I need to go back and look for the back of it though.
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      Well it is almost time to wrap up this post with one last park hunt.
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      It is a little roached but those big five nickels are always welcome in my pouch.
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      I have searched for information on S. C. S. Co but I have not had any luck.
      Do any of you know anything about them?
      My feelings on this is that it might be for the tip of an umbrella.
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      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #4
        Bruce, disregarding the junk, what an eclectic collection of the strange & wonderful!
        Child of the tides

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Thanks Deb. Eclectic is an apt description of the things I find.

      • #5
        Not sure on The Buckle, but what's The Silveroid Thing? I googled that and Flatware and watches came up but not that thing. Oh,, wait a minute, scholls/foot? Even more confused. Good Find's BTW
        Last edited by JoshinMO; 03-19-2018, 04:58 AM.
        http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Don't be confused Josh. Dr. Scholl patented his orthotic way back before the soft comfortable shoe inserts that we wear today.


          “Born in 1882, young William was one of 13 children. Considering these two facts, I’m going to make some assumptions:

          1. He was the recipient of many hand-me-down shoes.
          2. Shoes were probably uncomfortable back then.

          After working at a shoe store to pay his way through medical school, William became interested in podiatry. He went on to patent a shoe arch support in 1904, and founded the company, Dr. Scholl’s, to sell it. The arch support was a big hit with the public (most likely because shoes were still mighty uncomfortable), and throughout his long career as both a podiatrist and chairman of his company he designed and patented more than 1000 foot aids! Our hats (and shoes!) are off to you, Dr. Scholl, for ensuring that we all have happy feet.

      • #6
        Great thread Bruce. Thanks for sharing.
        Q; Any clue/indication in wallet as to when the individual may have lost it? Can you imagine being contacted years after the fact that your wallet has been found?

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        • 2ndoldman
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          My gut feeling is that it was stolen very recently Dave. It was waterlogged from being in the saltwater but none of the identification was damaged.
          We get a ton of international students here in Victoria who take English lessons. The young lady could have been a university or college student or she could be attending one of a half dozen private schools here that specialize in Asian student English glasses.

      • #7
        That was a great trip Bruce. As usual you always have interesting junk and some not so junk as well. Besides recycling and cash-ins, what do you finally do with all the other stuff you find. You'd need an additional room on your house just to store the stuff you've found over the years??

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        • 2ndoldman
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          I have been pairing down my collection of stuff Chuck in preparation for selling my house this spring. Some of it is going to the next fun hunt (which is being taken up by a group of people who want to keep the fun hunts going) and a lot of it is simply going to the recyclers for cash.

      • #8
        Another grate day of treasure hunting. Is the four metal disk in third photo used up coins?
        Last edited by willjo; 03-19-2018, 12:32 PM.

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Actually Johnny, that is 7 days of great treasure hunting.
          My legs are tired and my knees are sore but I love what I do.

      • #9
        Bruce, Your threads are always educational. I had to look up Marmite since I have never seen or tasted it. We have a limited diet here in Ohio.
        Good luck out there,
        fldwlkr

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        • 2ndoldman
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          I had to look up Marmite also.
          Thanks for the reply Tim, I look forward to seeing your next post.
          Last edited by 2ndoldman; 03-19-2018, 09:55 PM.

      • #10
        show the bottom of that bottle. Black glass, applied lip, possible 1850ish on that ome to bad anouth the haze.
        TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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        • #11
          nice aasemblage Bruce thanks for the show.
          TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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          • 2ndoldman
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            You are welcome Matt, And thank you for the reply.

        • #12
          holy crap, how many digging tools have you wore out!!!!!!!! great finds

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          • 2ndoldman
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            Hahaha, I have worn out a few diggers. And broken a few as well.

        • #13
          Originally posted by Hoss View Post
          show the bottom of that bottle. Black glass, applied lip, possible 1850ish on that ome to bad anouth the haze.
          You pegged the applied top Matt. Click image for larger version

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          Bruce
          In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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