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    Sep 2012
    STATEN ISLAND NY
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    Valve handle, Barber, fork, from a quick dive trip

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    I did a quick dive yesterday on a very old steamboat/hotel pier from the 1890's to the 1910's. The water was 10-15 feet with about 2 feet of visibility. In the past I've posted other finds that included gold and silver. its not the most productive site but enjoyable because its close and my wife and daughter can go and sit on the boat.
    The barber came out first almost in the same condition as in the picture, I just had to rinse the thick silt off. The fork is from a restaurant that was in the hotel. People must have eaten on the end of the dock because I've found about 15 of these in the past. They are the size of an oyster fork and all of them are as sharp as needles from being worn down in the water. The valve handle was about a foot and a half deep. I was finding a few brass pipes some with brass valves that looked about 1 1/2", then as I went deeper this was the last thing at the bottom of the hole. its about 5 1/2"-6" in diameter and at least a half pound. My wife wanted it cleaned up so I tumbled it for a few hours in steel shot. It came out nice, not a mirror finish but clean and still looks 100 years old.

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    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
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    Very nice. I always wanted to do some dive detecting. I can imagine its rather difficult to be using a detector with all the other equipment strapped on. I used to be certified so I really can imagine it! Congrats on that barber it's really nice! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nice hunt, congrats!
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    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    Very nice. I always wanted to do some dive detecting. I can imagine its rather difficult to be using a detector with all the other equipment strapped on. I used to be certified so I really can imagine it! Congrats on that barber it's really nice! Thanks for sharing!
    Just a detector, pinpointer and two small collection bags. You get used to it.
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    The Cygnus 1X, soon to find All thatís been missed, & left behind!

    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

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    us
    Jul 2009
    Massachusetts
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    That Barber is real nice. Congrats on some nice finds.

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    Nice finds. I like that Barber, and the valve. I have seen those on water spigots before.

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    us
    May 2018
    Athens Georgia
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    Dang that's a good looking coin for a water find! must have been in anaerobic silt.
    The universe rewards the observant.

 

 

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