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    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
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    Spidey Pin & an unknown button

    Still not finding much lately. Did manage a couple wheaties today and these two.

    The button doesn't say anything on it, front or back, looks like an early style though.

    HH!
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    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

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    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    THAT BUTTON IS 1700'S STYLE - MAY WANT TO CHECK AREA YOU FOUND IT A LITTLE MORE
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  3. #3
    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    THAT BUTTON IS 1700'S STYLE - MAY WANT TO CHECK AREA YOU FOUND IT A LITTLE MORE
    Interesting! The button is a little bigger than a quarter. In fact, I thought it was a quarter when I first saw it but it didn't ID up as high as a quarter. I was thinking, now why would a quarter, on top, only ID up like a pulltab?

    Then I turned it over and saw the loop stub. Ah HA!.

    One thing though, if this is really that old, how could it be in this good shape? Just what material is used for a button like this? Why isn't it corroded more? Sorry, a bit confused about buttons.

    Thanks for the response!

    HH!
    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

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    real pirate

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHADIFIND View Post
    Interesting! The button is a little bigger than a quarter. In fact, I thought it was a quarter when I first saw it but it didn't ID up as high as a quarter. I was thinking, now why would a quarter, on top, only ID up like a pulltab?

    Then I turned it over and saw the loop stub. Ah HA!.

    One thing though, if this is really that old, how could it be in this good shape? Just what material is used for a button like this? Why isn't it corroded more? Sorry, a bit confused about buttons.

    Thanks for the response!

    HH!
    Its made of tombac, which comes out better than silver sometimes but always very good. Its 1800 give or take 10-15 years either side.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Its made of tombac, which comes out better than silver sometimes but always very good. Its 1800 give or take 10-15 years either side.
    Shows you how much I know. That's the first time I ever heard of tombac.

    Thanks for the info! Funny though, this button was just about on top. 1800 huh. Interesting to think that the button may have been laying right there for 200 years or so.

    HH!
    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by WHADIFIND View Post
    Shows you how much I know. That's the first time I ever heard of tombac.

    Thanks for the info! Funny though, this button was just about on top. 1800 huh. Interesting to think that the button may have been laying right there for 200 years or so.

    HH!
    Yeap, no questions, it 200 years old +- a little
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

 

 

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