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  1. #1
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    Let's go diggin!!!

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    PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Hunted a private yard on Saturday during the heat of the day. Started out with zincers and copper Lincolns a clad dime then
    this brass thing with a green colored lense. Thought it was a knob from an old car window crank at first but there wasn't a
    hole in the middle. Held it in the sunlight just right and then I could see it was a compass, was able the take it apart but
    couldn't get the water out. Home owner wanted to open it up to see. I was ready to call it a day when the home owner said let me move the car, they have a grass driveway. 2 clad quarters right away then a great signal at 3 inches, Wow a walker!!!

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  2. #2
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    Nov 2007
    Chicago
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Nice walker! I'm still waiting for my first one.

    That green compass reminds me of an item I found once at the bs camp. I didn't know what it was, still don't. It is aluminum and has a green glass peice just like yours, but it definitely isn't a compass. I thought it may have been part of a car since it was so close to the road. I'd look at it again but I think I tossed it.

    Great hunt,

    Joe
    "Go deep or go home" - LAdigger

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2009
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Congratulations on the Walking Liberty! It looks Great

  4. #4

    Jun 2008
    Chicago
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Congratulations on the WLH.

    Not much beats seeing a big silver reeded disc coming out of the ground.

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Ohhhh That's what I'm talkin' about!!!

    WTG, Rich!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Did a little digging through my old finds - I remembered that I had found one, too - last year at an old, old site. Mine has a little stand on it. I didn't know what it was until I saw it again. It's all dried out now, and the lens has popped off. It's definitely a compass. The lens was totally dark from being in the ground so long, so you couldn't see the face through it.

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    The back had very hard to read corroded engraving "MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH USA" They make iron gun sights & knives, and it looks like they used to make match safes and compasses.

    Here's one similar to mine that's listed on ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MARBLES-...item43a03ac584

    Turns out the "stand" is a plate to hold a pin.

    Thanks for the memory jog!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  7. #7

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Sweet silver!!

    It's been awhile since I've dug one of those

    I think Neil & Joe are spot-on with that compass ID. . . cool!

  8. #8
    us
    Let's go diggin!!!

    Dec 2009
    G P, Illinois
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Thanks for the info guys on the compass. Neil, I couldn't see any engraving on the back using my loop but
    I did notice two spots on the back that may have been rivets or very small screws.

  9. #9
    us
    Seek & Ye Shall Find

    May 2006
    Midwest ILL
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Nice walker.. looks like a yard I'd go back to..cool compass too..some of these were attached to a leather strap /wristband ..Good Hing

  10. #10
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    Dave the - 219erman -

    Apr 2005
    CHICAGO
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    Re: PT Cruiser guards Ms Liberty

    Sweet Walking Liberty Wolf Congrats man

    [size=30pt] Now I Will Hit That 2012 Silver  [/size]

 

 

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