Post By Steve in PA
May 24, 2012, 09:22 PM
Interesting Iron Relic
No it's not Colonal or Civil War, but it is a first for me. I have dug plenty of flat irons - in bottle dumps, colonial sites and civil war camps. BUT....this is the first Flat Iron Trivet that I have ever found. It was just below the leaves in mountain area along the Lincoln Highway (Route 30) that was a camping and picnic area in the early days of automobiles. My theory is that it was used to heat a coffee cup or can of beans over someones campfire about 1920 or so. I found a 1912 V nickel nearby.
May 24, 2012, 09:27 PM
I like it! That will display well.
May 24, 2012, 11:07 PM
Pretty cool, I actually just found a similar one with an 1896 patent date - among my father in laws dirty shed while cleaning it out for him!
May 24, 2012, 11:37 PM
May 25, 2012, 10:31 AM
May 25, 2012, 10:33 AM
Very cool. Never found a iron stand before.
May 25, 2012, 11:43 AM
That is a fancy iron trivet. I have not dug one of those yet. I love hitting the sites that have already been cleaned out and the iron artifacts left behind, its like Christmas. Arty
Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.
May 25, 2012, 12:12 PM
Very cool recovery Steve. Wouldn't you like to know who left that there?? There are good relics beside gold, silver, and brass to be found with a detector. HH, Quindy.
Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.
May 25, 2012, 12:40 PM
Cool relic, did ya check to see if the "V" was a "D or S" mint-mark?
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