1835 - Coldbrook Nail & Spike Factory Foundation Remains
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    ca
    Jun 2011
    Saint John , NB
    VLF Metal Detector ( use it only sometimes )
    3

    1835 - Coldbrook Nail & Spike Factory Foundation Remains

    Hello there,

    My name is Richie Ellis from Saint John NB and am a novice treasure hunter and independent researcher of my cities heavy industrial history. I have been at it for about a year give or take and its been such a very rewarding experience that I find myself becoming obsessive with the places I research. One of my most rewarding places I ever stumbled on was this place, a 175 yr old Factory Foundation.

    The supplied picture is of the foundation that is still there from 1835 when it was a grist mill. William Scoville, a a very savy business man, seeing the changes in industry decided to use the grist mill location and turned it into a nail factory, one of the worlds leading supplier's for spikes and nails etc. This is just one of the many many things I have found down there. Its very hard to get people to be interested in this stuff. None of my friends or family care much about history but I believe you have to track it down to understand why things are the way they are in this era.

    Its good to find a forum for people just like me.

    Thank you very much. This forum looks like its going to be lots of fun as well as educational.

    Richie Ellis
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1692 - Copy.JPG 
Views:	630 
Size:	891.2 KB 
ID:	540190  
    .....Its all about understanding the story regardless of the time it takes to do so.....( DIVE DETECTIVES Quote )

  2. #2
    us
    When you get Tired of the every day grind you turn to a place an time to slow down. Gold prospecting a way of life...

    Oct 2010
    Alabama/ Ohio
    GTI-2500, Whites V3, xplorer XS Cortes & XLT Cibola Tesoro Tiger shark Now using a Xterra 705, Ace 350...
    882
    91 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: 1835 - Coldbrook Nail & Spike Factory Foundation Remains

    Welcome aboard man not many people can understanad us I am getting ready to go through a divorce cause the wife says I waste alot of my time metal detecting rather than do this or that oh well it will get better as the days go on. Maybe one day someone will come along who understands us all .. but till then HH and enjoy the forum it is very educational

  3. #3
    ca
    Jun 2011
    Saint John , NB
    VLF Metal Detector ( use it only sometimes )
    3

    Re: 1835 - Coldbrook Nail & Spike Factory Foundation Remains

    Hey thanks for the reply Freddy, I appreciate the welcome. I'm sorry you are about to go through a divorce as well. I know the feeling you get when you have found something new and exciting, it can be addicting. I find what works for me is going out when my wife works in the day, that way I have alot of time to search and hunt and when she comes home I suspend my hobby ( though its hard as its all I think about usually ) . We cant help who we are Freddy thats for sure, no matter what happens we are always going to go out and chase down history and seek for treasure.

    Check out some new pics I have for the nail factory....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	221630_118439404902876_100002104504271_162837_449939_n[1].jpg 
Views:	404 
Size:	191.9 KB 
ID:	541272   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	208610_118456194901197_100002104504271_162891_3088627_n[1].jpg 
Views:	396 
Size:	53.3 KB 
ID:	541273   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	189927_113454785401338_100002104504271_126634_6426501_n[1].jpg 
Views:	425 
Size:	88.2 KB 
ID:	541274  
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    .....Its all about understanding the story regardless of the time it takes to do so.....( DIVE DETECTIVES Quote )

  4. #4
    ca
    Jun 2011
    Saint John , NB
    VLF Metal Detector ( use it only sometimes )
    3

    Re: 1835 - Coldbrook Nail & Spike Factory Foundation Remains

    A Horse Shoe I found on the ground near a tree and bush that I think was once a machine shop floor of some kind.

    An actualRail-road spike ( i think ) that I yanked out of the ground when it caught my eye

    The AD is what this place offered for services back in the day

    The pic of the man is James Domville, who was an owner of this place but went bankrupt and a fire decimated the place in 1904 I think.
    .....Its all about understanding the story regardless of the time it takes to do so.....( DIVE DETECTIVES Quote )

  5. #5
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,044
    185 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 1835 - Coldbrook Nail & Spike Factory Foundation Remains

    welcome to TNET and hope you find lots of goodies at that site !!
    ALLEN

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

coldbrook rolling mill, new brunswick
,
metal detecting saint john nb
,
nail or spike?
,

nail&spikes

,
saint john nb metal detecting
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0