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  1. #1

    May 2005
    50 times


    Out to a old farm area today, that I have visited
    in the past. Farmer had several fields separated
    by tree lines. Area I am working had a creek at one
    time, goes down about 5 feet from main level, but has
    only been damp whenever I visited. Not sure, but have
    a feeling that a canal project that was built may have
    changed the layout of the land and this creek bed serves
    no purpose now.

    So far have dated the dump 1920's -1930's.
    Did this with a Lionel part that I found. Posted
    it in the past at:

    Weeds and grass crossing the fields were anywhere
    from waist to shoulder height and made it difficult.

    First photo is dig site. Main hole and a second
    hole at top right.
    2nd, finds in the field.
    3rd, battery parts and jar covers
    4th, metal items.
    (have no positive id's yet)
    5th, Only bottle I found, cork, would think around
    late 30's, or in the 40's. 2 1/2 ft down.
    The glass stopper was in the same hole
    but I do not think they go together.
    Clock parts, spoon; the item on the left
    may be a metal tag off of something, will
    see if I can clean it up for id.
    Shards all over the place from early 1900"s
    but have not dug a good one.
    6th Crock shard, Western Stoneware. Took it
    trying to date area again, but no help yet.
    Company is still in business in Illinois, will
    see if any way I can date it.

    Did a lot of digging today and did not come up
    with the bottles I was looking for.

    Perhaps next time

    Had fun playing in the dirt :P

    all have a good un.....

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    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  2. #2
    Aug 2005
    7 times


    Interesting finds sherm. Western pottery actually went out of business. I think there last day was a week or two ago. They were located in Monmouth Illinois.
    MXT,  and just dumb luck.

  3. #3
    Tesoro Cibola

    Jul 2005
    Tesoro Cibola
    14 times


    Nice finds!!

  4. #4

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    51 times


    cool stuff sherm! just remember to load up on the deepwoods off when you trudge through that thick brush. a tiny little deer tick can really ruin your day anymore . nice digs!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  5. #5

    May 2005
    50 times


    found their web site. Story of my life; I
    dig a shard that has been in the ground
    for at least 50 years and need some
    hope of dating it, the company goes
    out of business last week.

    area is loaded with deer.

    Do not feel real comfortable using
    chemicals on my skin.

    Take a good shower whenever I
    get in; check myself out good.

    all have a good un.....
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.



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