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Thread: Bull buckle, Shoe buckle?, Tiny thimble & old stuff

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    Bull buckle, Shoe buckle?, Tiny thimble & old stuff

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    Once again the very first signal ends up being the best. First signal was the bull suspender buckle. I've found several suspender buckles at this 1800's site, but this is the coolest! Also found hat I think is a shoe buckle. It would be my first shoe buckle if y'all think this is a shoe buckle. Maybe it was a hair pin? The thimble is tiny barely fits on my 8 yr olds finger.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1473213 Does anyone recognize this make? Here are the rest of the finds from the 1800's site.Click image for larger version. 

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    Made it out on a second hunt, focused on scouting out new sites. Lots of shotgun ends, as typical. Found an old 1800's rail station in the woods from some research I had done, but the site must of had a building up to 40 or 50 years ago as it was full of old beer cans, impossible to get a good target. Then hit two other potential spots, but just a rock Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1473215 and what I thought was going to be my first piece of silver flat wear, surface find,but ended up just an old stainless spoon.Click image for larger version. 

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    Happy with the stuff from the first hunt at my old site. If anyone has insight on the buckles or thimble it is appreciated.

    Good luck out there!

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    Bull - spender clip late 19th C (guess on date)
    Yeap, shoe buckle is 18th C.
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    The shoe buckle is a Decorated openwork shoe buckle dated ....1730-1760. Looks like you may have a nice early site.

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    Nice finds (whether shoe or belt buckle)!
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    very cool stuff, love the bull suspender buckle and the shoe buckle. the thimble looks to be Hobbit
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    Nice bunch of finds congrats
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    Ha Ha! I have the same "Bull Buckle". One of my favorite suspender buckles. Nice bunch of relics there my friend. You are very consistent on picking good spots. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post
    The shoe buckle is a Decorated openwork shoe buckle dated ....1730-1760. Looks like you may have a nice early site.

    SS
    Thanks for the ID help SS! I googled the description you used and found a reference I'm Whiteheads book, 1720-1750. I think this is the oldest datable artifact I have found so far!!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurios1 View Post
    Ha Ha! I have the same "Bull Buckle". One of my favorite suspender buckles. Nice bunch of relics there my friend. You are very consistent on picking good spots. Well done.

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    Thx Kurios1! If you are ever in Pittsburgh, send me a note and we'll reunite this pair. Maybe squeeze in a quick hunt as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtlooter View Post
    very cool stuff, love the bull suspender buckle and the shoe buckle. the thimble looks to be Hobbit
    Thx for the ID help Dirtlooter! Any idea on what the copy spells out? Here are 2 more views.Click image for larger version. 

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  11. #11

    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Bull - spender clip late 19th C (guess on date)
    Yeap, shoe buckle is 18th C.
    Thx for the ID confirmations Crusader!

 

 

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