Engraved Colonial Patch Box Plate, US Calvary bit boss, 1803 LC
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42
Like Tree31Likes

Thread: Engraved Colonial Patch Box Plate, US Calvary bit boss, 1803 LC

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
    2,457
    3345 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Engraved Colonial Patch Box Plate, US Calvary bit boss, 1803 LC

    I was able to spend another 9 hours in the field today with my Deus. I wasn't easy hunting as all these finds made me work pretty hard with another 30lbs+ of iron. This was my second trip out with the Deus. This time I tried some of the factory preset programs and managed to pick the DB LC and the Bit Boss from an area I have personally pounded with two other machines. Neither were deep (6 inches), but both were masked. The Deus Fast program made both of them show up with a smooth signal in two directions... pretty awesome but I still have a lot to learn with this new machine.

    This is my second US Bit Boss and second 1803 LC from this same area. I also got the usual tombac and pewter buttons.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_174826303.jpg 
Views:	329 
Size:	1.37 MB 
ID:	1221490

    What made the hunt for me today was this musket patch box plate that I couldn't identify and posted a "what is it" with some great feedback. (Thank you OWK and deepsecrets for the ID) Its hand engraved with some arrows tied together with a bow (I thought it was a snake at first) and a design around the border. This thing was deep... so deep pinpointing was off by about 6 inches and I am very lucky I didn't nick it. This thing is awesome. What I like the most is that its done by hand and clearly a unique piece.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_172006.jpg 
Views:	287 
Size:	1.38 MB 
ID:	1221485Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_172452.jpg 
Views:	285 
Size:	1.06 MB 
ID:	1221486Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_172510.jpg 
Views:	252 
Size:	944.9 KB 
ID:	1221487

    *Edit: after a little more tooth picking
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151011_102411.jpg 
Views:	234 
Size:	1.27 MB 
ID:	1221614

    I was lucky to get a date off the LC. Actually they only part I can clearly see is the "03".

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_170651211_HDR.jpg 
Views:	229 
Size:	332.4 KB 
ID:	1221489Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_225816885_HDR.jpg 
Views:	223 
Size:	435.4 KB 
ID:	1221493

    Here are the two bit bosses together... the other bit boss I dug close by a few months ago. Different styles, perhaps there are a couple more there somewhere. (The other relics in this picture were also dug in the same area)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_232802826.jpg 
Views:	251 
Size:	869.2 KB 
ID:	1221500

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_174845416_HDR.jpg 
Views:	246 
Size:	1,002.5 KB 
ID:	1221491Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_174850714_HDR.jpg 
Views:	244 
Size:	1,009.4 KB 
ID:	1221492
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_174957.jpg 
Views:	266 
Size:	1.86 MB 
ID:	1221488Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151010_230401523_HDR.jpg 
Views:	274 
Size:	1.16 MB 
ID:	1221494

    Not shown are a couple nice iron relics I dug... in queue to get into the electrolysis tank. A couple knives and a nice early-mid 1800's fork. But the best is an iron boot heal plate that I think will clean up nice.

  2. #2

    Nov 2007
    Largo, Florida
    Whites Silver Eagle, DFX, Shadow X-2
    4,270
    867 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Hate writing this cause I hate reading it when I post, no useful info to tell you, except what you might be gathering.
    That box is Real nice, and without a doubt knowledgeable people will be chiming in.
    Can you post more photos, preferably washed at least to show more detail.
    Also pretty sure that it will be Banner material!
    Can't wait to find out what make, model, and time period that baby came from.
    Congrates!
    Carl

  3. #3

    Aug 2015
    335
    865 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome finds!!

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
    2,457
    3345 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by curbdiggercarl57 View Post
    Hate writing this cause I hate reading it when I post, no useful info to tell you, except what you might be gathering.
    That box is Real nice, and without a doubt knowledgeable people will be chiming in.
    Can you post more photos, preferably washed at least to show more detail.
    Also pretty sure that it will be Banner material!
    Can't wait to find out what make, model, and time period that baby came from.
    Congrates!
    Carl
    Thank you Carl! I should have posted it at the beginning, but this is the solved "what is it" that I created earlier today. There is some great info on the path box plate in there from some other members. Colonial hand engraved snake with arrows - Copper

    I'm actually done cleaning it for the time being. It has a delicate light green patina on it that is already flaking off on the right side of it. I dried this one out and then slowly broke up the dirt with a toothpick, then very lightly dry brushed it. I wont wash this one because it will wash all the patina off it and I'll be left with a reddish copper plate without much contrast on the engraving. However, I do still have more toothpicking to do on it... which I will hopefully get around to tomorrow and put a couple more pictures up in better light.

    Thanks again Carl,
    Brad

  5. #5

    Nov 2007
    Largo, Florida
    Whites Silver Eagle, DFX, Shadow X-2
    4,270
    867 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I'm glad you know more about cleaning than I do, and thanks, just read the other posting.
    Once it's preserved better, I'd be hanging that on the wall.
    Still think more info should be coming.
    Kudos!
    Carl

  6. #6
    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,129
    15210 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1 casper2Z.JPG 
Views:	197 
Size:	19.1 KB 
ID:	1221532
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  7. #7
    us
    Cellar Dweller

    Dec 2010
    Rhode Island
    T2 SPECIAL EDITION
    3,166
    1631 times
    History Hunter
    Banner Finds (2)
    Sweet plate man

    ~Blaze~
    Coming to a Cellar near you...

  8. #8
    ca
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    11,015
    16313 times
    Relic Hunting
    Congrats on the plate what a cool relic, liking the bit boss as well it's looking great in the display.

  9. #9
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
    2,457
    3345 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I did a bit more picking at it and I think I have it to a point I'm going to leave it for a while. The edges are a little sharper and I removed some more of the caked dirt from the engravings.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20151011_102411.jpg 
Views:	157 
Size:	1.27 MB 
ID:	1221613

  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
    2,457
    3345 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Whatdayagot View Post
    Awesome finds!!
    Thank you Whatdayagot!


    Quote Originally Posted by curbdiggercarl57 View Post
    I'm glad you know more about cleaning than I do, and thanks, just read the other posting.
    Once it's preserved better, I'd be hanging that on the wall.
    Still think more info should be coming.
    Kudos!
    Carl
    Thanks again Carl! I got a better picture of the engraving up with a little more cleaned out.

    The cleaning thing can be tricky and I've made most of the cleaning mistakes already. ha I like a "dug" look too, so when its an old relic, I like to leave dirt on it for contrast and make it look dug.

    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1 casper2Z.JPG 
Views:	197 
Size:	19.1 KB 
ID:	1221532
    Thank you Casper!

  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
    2,457
    3345 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyblaze View Post
    Sweet plate man

    ~Blaze~
    Thanks Blaze! It wasn't far from the trigger guard so now I'm wondering if part of a musket stock with hardware might have been disgarded. Once the grass dies down some more I'll grid that area super slow and see if the Deus or T2 can't pick up any whispers.

    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Congrats on the plate what a cool relic, liking the bit boss as well it's looking great in the display.
    Thank you pepperj! I flipped the plug and the boss was face down and stuck to the bottom of the plug. I knew just what it was, but since I had a US one from the same site, I was hoping it would be a different variety boss and not a US one. So I enjoyed it for a couple minutes before flipping it over... so for those few minutes it was a different variety in my head. haha

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	boss dirt.jpg 
Views:	145 
Size:	817.6 KB 
ID:	1221615

  12. #12
    nice hunt man...and killer collection of finds.

    I have to say, I am skeptical of that being a patch case cover to a musket stock. the construction just seems off but i cant offer any other ideas of what it could be. I certainly think that it could be, just a little skeptical due to the hinge and lack of indention/lip. It absolutely is hand engraved and awesome at that! killer!

  13. #13
    us
    Oct 2014
    florida
    3,260
    4262 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Does the hinge end have a hollow tubed hole for accepting a pin to hinge it open and closed?

  14. #14
    us
    Jason

    Apr 2011
    Butte City, Montana
    ace 250/garret pinpointer, garret AT Gold
    1,528
    2051 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Um , that plate is AMAZING! ! !

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
    2,457
    3345 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuardDan View Post
    nice hunt man...and killer collection of finds.

    I have to say, I am skeptical of that being a patch case cover to a musket stock. the construction just seems off but i cant offer any other ideas of what it could be. I certainly think that it could be, just a little skeptical due to the hinge and lack of indention/lip. It absolutely is hand engraved and awesome at that! killer!
    Thanks a ton Dan! You and Bill were out for the same amount of time and got a LOT more finds. It was pretty boring at times, but I'm trying to get the hours under my belt with the Deus so I can be more proficient. So far, I am really liking the machine and look forward to a smaller coil on it.

    Check this clip out... If this is a patch box cover, then I think it would have had a similar clipping mechanism as this one with just a post on it to keep it closed. The one end is beveled that would fit closely with the contour of the butt of a musket stock.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	patchbox_open.jpg 
Views:	129 
Size:	37.8 KB 
ID:	1221668

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 35
    Last Post: Jun 25, 2015, 08:44 PM
  2. Like a CW belt plate but small and engraved
    By steelheadwill in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug 26, 2014, 12:27 PM
  3. Gasparillas treasure map on engraved copper plate?
    By emac11201 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Jul 26, 2012, 10:50 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Dec 08, 2010, 06:48 AM
  5. Calvary Sword plate
    By Rebel Man in forum Civil War
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Sep 18, 2007, 07:26 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0