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Thread: Behind the c1865 School & The Archeology Site

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    Behind the c1865 School & The Archeology Site


    Yesterday morning I headed back to an 1865 one-room schoolhouse that I first detected two years ago and noticed that developers had cleared the land behind the school. I had always wanted to detect this area, but for years it has been heavily overgrown. I quickly found that a lot of residential trash has been dumped here over the years. I stayed here for an hour finding the McClary appliance tag, a couple of brass buckles and the ‘Pepper’ dog tag. As I dug Pepper’s tag all I could think was, I hope this isn’t where he was buried.

    I decided to give the archeology site another shot, as we’ve been receiving some heavy rain lately and the planting is about three weeks behind in our area. Once again, the ‘eyeball finds’ were better then what the detector found. My first find was the unusual brass buckle, followed by a small piece of what I considered to be ‘tubular scrap brass’ when I found it. It was only after washing it that I discovered all of the writing on it. It say’s, “FLETCHER & WESTWOOD SINGULARS, NEEDLE CASE / TRADEMARK, BYROYAL LETTERS PATENT”. There’s even evidence remaining that this piece was originally gold gilt. I also found an umbrella tip, the pewter top to a tobacco jar and what I think might be a brass shutter or window latch. I made a couple of interesting ‘eyeball finds’ here as well. The first was the base to what I feel may have been a porcelain pocket watch stand, marked on the base ‘4YCH’. But my best find of the day has to be the gray stoneware ink pot.

    Thanks very much for looking!
    Dave

    PS. The last pic is the e-card that I wanted to send my wife... but I didn't.
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Nice bunch of relics. The Big buckle is a nice one. Good pics of it all. Thanks for sharing.
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    Good call on the e-card there Dave Love the big buckle,are you thinking horse tack?

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    Great stuff I would really like to find one of those stoneware ink bottles. I really appreciate your posts and how you include the old maps. Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVRoamer66 View Post

    Nice bunch of relics. The Big buckle is a nice one. Good pics of it all. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you Patriot.
    I appreciate your kind words of support.
    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by civilman1 View Post

    Good call on the e-card there Dave Love the big buckle,are you thinking horse tack?
    I liked the card... my wife no so much, thankfully she has a similar sense of humor to mine.
    The buckle is too thin, I'm thinking ladies sash buckle
    Thanks for your post,
    Dave


    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post

    Great stuff I would really like to find one of those stoneware ink bottles. I really appreciate your posts and how you include the old maps. Nice work!
    Thank you Sir.
    I realize a lot of guys want to keep their sites private.
    As far as I'm concerned, a find is just an object, but with context and perspective I feel it makes an everyday object more interesting.

    This is the second stoneware ink I've found... here's a pic of the first one I found in 2016.
    Dave
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Nice display of photos, thank you for sharing!
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post

    Nice display of photos, thank you for sharing!
    Thank you Professor, as always I appreciate your support!
    Dave
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Looks like a great location, nice pictures & maps, very cool large buckle & fantastic ink jug & awesome needle case, congrats on all the saves
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    Nice variety of finds, love the inkwell

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    Great post and cool finds.
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  11. #11
    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector View Post

    Looks like a great location, nice pictures & maps, very cool large buckle & fantastic ink jug & awesome needle case, congrats on all the saves
    Thank you for mentioning the needle case, I never even knew something like this existed until I found it.
    Best of luck to you Upstate,
    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Cobra View Post
    Nice variety of finds, love the inkwell
    Thank you Cobra, the ink is already on display on my workshop shelf... see below.
    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post

    Great post and cool finds.
    Thanks for your support buddy, hope you're having a good year!
    Dave
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Hi, nice hunt with some really nice finds. Congrats I love the inkwell you found. I have 2 inkwells similar to yours but mine was not a find, i bought mine at a antique shop.

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    Nice bunch of saves Dave. I like the stoneware inkwell too. The find that I think really cleaned up well was the Mc Clary appliance badge. I like your display of finds also. Very nice. Congrats on the finds and thanks for the story and photos.
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    Great Adventure Dave !


    CMD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan75 View Post

    Hi, nice hunt with some really nice finds. Congrats I love the inkwell you found. I have 2 inkwells similar to yours but mine was not a find, i bought mine at a antique shop.
    Finding a 'keeper' at an antique shop or thrift shop can be very gratifying as well Brendan!
    I'm keeping an eye on this site in the hopes that they may disc the soil one last time.

    Best of luck to you in South Africa mate,
    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post

    Nice bunch of saves Dave. I like the stoneware inkwell too. The find that I think really cleaned up well was the Mc Clary appliance badge. I like your display of finds also. Very nice. Congrats on the finds and thanks for the story and photos.
    Thank you Hawks, as always I'm grateful for your support!
    Don't forget, all of these finds came from a site where archeologists dug and sifted for almost four months last year.

    I had to use my brass wire bench polisher to bring up the detail on the McClary Appliance badge.
    I'm thinking it dates from the 1920s -30s.
    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by CMDiamonddawg View Post


    Great Adventure Dave !


    CMD
    Thanks very much buddy, hope you're having a great year!
    Dave
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

 

 

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