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  1. #1
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    203 times

    Sick and Tired

    Of Digging clad.......

    I am trying to get alot of hunting in before snow flies but geeze I am sick of digging clad. Hit some trails along the river this week ....slim pickings

    Anyone know what those two screw things are...same hole...one is numbered....the other the top twists
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  2. #2
    Apr 2006
    AVATAR: MY Wife Saying.... "Your going Metal Detecting
    251 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Sick and Tired

    The screw thing is for holding down a cover from a pick up truck or a boat cover. My brother puts them on pick up trucks and boats all the time and so have I.
    Put the steel ring over (Grommet) it and turn the top to hold it down
    Hope that helps
    Sorry I can't help you in finding older stuff..

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  3. #3
    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
    White's Prizm II, White's Coinmaster
    171 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Re: Sick and Tired

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyheart
    I am trying to get alot of hunting in before snow flies but geeze I am sick of digging clad
    I know what you mean..it was just a few days ago I realized it's almost November..where did this whole year go Clad's all I've been digging up the last few outings..I was intentionally looking for rings and silver.

    Nice relics though, you found a few nice items and I like the rings and bottles. And that McDonald's ashtray is awesome

    Hope you find a few more nice things before the weather changes for good.


  4. #4
    Oct 2006
    Whites XLT
    9 times

    Re: Sick and Tired

    Hang in there. The good stuff will come!!
    Tuolumne County Incident Feed

  5. #5
    Jan 2007
    Bounty Hunter Tracker 2 - My eyes
    1 times

    Re: Sick and Tired

    Thats a pretty nice pile of clad and some other interesting digs Gypsy!

    Take care and have a good week...


  6. #6
    You gotta dig detecting!

    Feb 2005
    South Ogden, UT
    Whites DFX-XLT-M-6
    17 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Sick and Tired

    Hey Gypsy,

    The copper nail with the number is a pole tack.

    They used them back in the day for numbering and marking power poles. Sometimes there would be several of them on the same pole. When the service/repair crew needs to do something they reference the pole number with the office. It's how they keep track of them, kinda like mile markers on the highway.

    In picture #5, there is a "U" shaped copper thing with threads on the outside. It's right under, almost touching the green screwdriver handle. This is called a "kernie". Only half of it is there, the other half is missing. These are used for splicing wires together.

    Neat finds!



  7. #7

    Feb 2006
    Minelab Explorer ll
    16 times

    Re: Sick and Tired

    The white colored one looks like the piece that attaches to bottom of a childs school room chair or desk. I remember those things, and they did turn too. Just a guess though One thing, if you are finding clad then maybe you will find a ring to go along with it someday.
    Holding history in our hands is a treasure in itself.
                             ~Minelab EXll~

  8. #8

    May 2005
    Garrett ADS III , Freedom 3, and GTP 1350
    1 times

    Re: Sick and Tired

    those screw thing's might be door bumpers ?

  9. #9
    Jun 2005
    N.E. Kansas
    8 times

    Re: Sick and Tired

    The numbered nail could also be a railroad tie date nail, I have many of them.
    Sparkymaster is probably correct also in their use, but I have no knowledge about old power poles.
    Guess you could go with both until you can find out for sure.

    " They wanted to give me a medal, but I had already found one."

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    Aug 2006
    Suwanee, Georgia
    Minelab CTX 3030, Minelab Explorer II , Fisher F75 LTD
    71 times

    Numbered Nail

    The numbered brass nail could be a date nail used in a railroad tie? They used to put these on railroad ties so they would know when they were installed and should be replaced.


  11. #11

    Jul 2007

    Re: Sick and Tired

    the numbered nail is usually associated with telegraph/telephone companies used to date when the ploe was put in or last maintainence

  12. #12
    Kas is offline
    beep beep.

    Jan 2007
    none....wish I had them all back!
    12 times

    Re: Sick and Tired

    Hey Gypsy, what do those wings say on them? Might be a better hunt than you think.

    Dig it- Ken
    I'm the friend a friend would like to have.

  13. #13

    Dec 2006
    new hampshire
    a cheap $75.00 ebay one

    Re: Sick and Tired

    clad is better than all the small chucks of scrap metal i did lol .
    or could be nails i have so many nails too .

    well like they say keep swinging eventully will will all find something cool .

    better luck next time

  14. #14
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    134 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Sick and Tired

    Nice finds Gypsy! The nail with the date could also be a date nail from the Railroad. They pounded the date nails into the RR ties. I have a hand full of RR date nails I pulled myself from a dead track. The Germans were using iron RR ties even in the early 1900s, I was lucky to find a pile of old rotted wooden RR ties along the track. HH, Mike

  15. #15
    Aug 2006
    23 times

    Re: Sick and Tired

    Better than digging pull tabs . I bet the girls could figure out how to spend it for you. I do like the Ford made in USA item, do you know what it is? Keep at it before the ground freezes and you bringing home frozen plugs just to see what is in there .
    A kind word echos for eternity


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