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  1. #1
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    Hambone

    Jan 2005
    Lone Star State
    Mine Lab Excalibur
    44
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    An Eye And A Tooth

    Hello All!
    Today was the strangest day in the Texas ghost town that I have had in a long while. Of all things I found a 125 year old false tooth. It sounded out on the detector as a coin. It appears to have been made of lead, it is very heavy for it's size. It has been coated with some sort of white material to give it the correct color. The lead is visable along the edges where it is worn through the covering. Doe's anyone know when they started making false teeth? Any help would be appreciated.
    I also found this wood stove heater eye that is dated from the correct time period for the town.

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    Hambone of Texas

  2. #2
    Darod

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    Hey Hambone,

    Nice to see some more stuff from your Ghost Town.

    Here is a link to all those scans you did. This should bring everyone up to speed with your Ghost Town adventure!


    *********LINK TO HAMBONE'S GHOST TOWN***************
    __________________________________________________ _____

    http://www.ao-fl.com/treasurenet/userimages/Hambone/
    __________________________________________________ _____



    There are many of them from Hambone in that location. Take your time and browse through them.


    Rod



  3. #3
    Enloe Relics

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    I'm from east Texas! i live in UTAH now were in texas do you live if you dont mind me asking!

  4. #4
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    Hambone

    Jan 2005
    Lone Star State
    Mine Lab Excalibur
    44
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    Enloe, I live in a small town called Honey Island about 30 miles North of Beaumont. HH
    Hambone
    Hambone of Texas

  5. #5
    Enloe Relics

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    IM from Nacodoches il ived in Harden Tx at one time i know were honey iland

  6. #6
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    Hambone

    Jan 2005
    Lone Star State
    Mine Lab Excalibur
    44
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    Enloe, Good ole East Texas Boy! I was looking at the photo's of your finds that Darod posted for you. Super finds Darod has all my photo's of a ghost town project I am digging, he will help you anyway he can. I was having the same problem with the pics size when I first got on the forum. I downloaded a small software program (free) from Microsoft. I cant remember what it's called, I think it was boys toys or something like that. It works great! Keep up the good work!
    Hambone
    Hambone of Texas

  7. #7

    Jan 2005
    TN
    134

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    great stuff! i was wondering about the eye thing at first.....you had me going.

  8. #8
    Carl in CO

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    Wow, a false tooth! Never know what you might find. All I can tell you is that George Washington supposedly had wooden teeth. If it is in fact a false tooth, wouldn't that have eventually caused health problems (lead poisoning)?

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2004
    Stafford Va
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    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    well ham I'm not sure but i have found teeth from civil war soldiers with gold in them in some camps so i would say quite a long time on the false teeth






    mav
    Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.

  10. #10
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    Minelab Metal Militia

    Aug 2004
    Smoky Mountains
    Minelab Whites
    912
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    Interesting finds, Hambone. Keep us posted 8)

  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
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    Re: An Eye And A Tooth

    Tooth, eh? eeek, in my best girlish screech. Well beats real body parts I 'spose.

 

 

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