1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tombac Button
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    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
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    1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tombac Button

    Well, as many of you probably know by now I have been pounding the 1835 homested which I commonly refer to as the J.A. McDonald home since last year. It has giving me a lot of satisfaction with the pre-1900 finds that I have found....... the oldest being the 1852 LC that I found last July. It has also given me 13 IH's, all in the 1800 range with on key date IH. The oldest has been the 1865 I found last July.

    Tonight after diner I decided to go back over and did every signal , good or bad. Keep in mind now that I have 100's , that right, 100's of hours pounding this place. It is a good 3 acres. I have also had other people hunt with me.

    Well tonight I was rewarded with just a little treat. An old flat button with no markings. I have found 7 buttons in all. 2 Civil war ( 1 New York cuff) and a large General service coat button, a large flat, a few small ones 4 of the 7 had makers marks. So I guess I just found one of those billions made flat ones tonight. I'll take it. By the way. It was 6 inches down

    Thanks for looking Ron






















  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Nice!

    HH


  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2009
    Cotopaxi, Colorado
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    I must say....the lawn looks real nice from you aerating it...!!!
    Nice going.

    TiredIron

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredIron
    I must say....the lawn looks real nice from you aerating it...!!!
    Nice going.

    TiredIron
    Yeah, it looked real bad last year. No rain. Dry plug spots everywhere

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2008
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Very nice C.J.H. Your are very lucky to have access to a place like that!!
    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2008
    Tulsa, OK
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    That is a beautiful house! I'd love to buy it, but the yards too clean
    Purveyor of fine rusted iron, aluminum cans, and pull tabs since 1995!

  7. #7
    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Nice dig Ron...real nice.
    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

  8. #8
    michigan michael

    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Yeah, I have been watching some of the awesome finds you have posted from there. Many many great keepers! very cool site!

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2007
    Utah
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Find the pot of gold coins buried in the back yard! happy hunting, kane 23
    "Ride boldly ride" the shade replied if you search for El Dorado

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Thanks Kane, Bryce, MM and other comments

  11. #11
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Ron,

    Anytime I go out and find a button, even if it is a plain old flat button, I consider it a good outing.

    FYI, that looks like a nice example of a cast, lathe-finished tombac button. These types of buttons generally date from the 18th to the early 19th century.

    Your's is a very nice find, in nice shape! Here is the one I found a few weeks back. You can see the similarities:


  12. #12
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil in West Jersey
    Ron,

    Anytime I go out and find a button, even if it is a plain old flat button, I consider it a good outing.

    FYI, that looks like a nice example of a cast, lathe-finished tombac button. These types of buttons generally date from the 18th to the early 19th century.

    Your's is a very nice find, in nice shape! Here is the one I found a few weeks back. You can see the similarities:

    Thanks Neil. It is a little heavy and has a shiny finish. I just thought it was probably just an old buton. Appreciate the info. Like I have said in previous posts, this place has given me lots of pre-1900 finds and no trash. Lots of square nails and some iron from the structures that used to be in the back yard.

  13. #13

    Mar 2005
    N.E.P.A.
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    That house looks like such an awesome place to hunt!
    Maybe you should by it. Then you could scrape off the top foot of topsoil!
    I guess you might wanna continue to pound it, before it changes owners.
    Congrats on all the good finds there.

  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
    Ace 250
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzzard King
    That house looks like such an awesome place to hunt!
    Maybe you should by it. Then you could scrape off the top foot of topsoil!
    I guess you might wanna continue to pound it, before it changes owners.
    Congrats on all the good finds there.
    Nice thought. It has been for sale for a long time.......... 5 years. 1835 is an old house. Needs some updating too. I love going back to that place. You just never know what you'll find next. I will miss it when it's gone, that's for sure

  15. #15
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    Apr 2008
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    Re: 1835 Colonial Home Always Gives Me Something.... Just A Little Tombac Button

    It's great when owners allow you to continue to hunt as much as you want. I am going back to alot of the places that I have hunted and trying my luck again. Maybe I can grab up an older button like yours. Nice find. Congrats. jgas
    JGAS

 

 
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