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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2006
    Bellevue, WA
    Minelab Explorer SE, Tesoro TigerShark
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    Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headlamp!

    Alright T-Netter's! I am so happy today! I went into my lucky ghost town site. This ghost town has given up a 1950's lock and a 1905-1920 medicine bottle in the past. I wanted to see what other history I could unfold for all you people on treasurenet! It was 85 degrees and I drank 4 bottles of water!! Man was it hot! There was also a lot of signals in the ground today; so I had to be very carefull in what I dug. Well I spent around 4-5 hours at my spot in eastern washington today. I hunted around a field where the dance hall/ theater used to be. Let me tell you when I got there... I dug up a lot of trash and other items. There were so many signals!

    Anyways... I got one signal on the left side of the field and pulled out what I thought was a part to a building. After researching it on ebay I found out that I had discovered a Coal Miners headlamp! The year they used it was late 1800's to 1913! Now for me I have never even dreamed of almost breaking the 1800 barrier in the matter of relics! But today my Minelab Explorer SE helped me out!

    The headlamp says: Justrite
    pattened december 17th 1901
    Pattened May 7th, 1912
    Pattened Oct 28th, 1913
    Others Pending


    My second signal was in the middle of the field. Now this signal was 2-4 inches down as was the headlamp. I dug and out popped the shotgun shell. Guess what year they pattened it? 1891!!! I am assuming it was fired off in 1913 because that was the last year the headlamp was pattened. Does that still count as breaking the barrier into the 1800's? I believe so.. in the matter of relics that is.

    Here are the pictures.

    I am very sorry! Some of them are really fuzzy! I have a horrible time taking pictures! Need to buy a new camera!

    1913 Coal Miners headlamp:











    Here is the picture of the headlamp with all the parts on it...I found it on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Justrite...QQcmdZViewItem

    1891 shotgun shell:

    Writing says:

    Term. Greenfield Mass. Patented
    3456
    November 17th 1891




    Oh yeah I also got a 1965 quarter and a 1960 penny. Very close to a wheatie and silver. I am pretty sure I will pull up more relics from this ghost town the next time I visit it! Wish me luck! I hope everyone had a great day of hunting!
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2008
    Houston Area
    ACE 250, Vibraprobe 570, My Melon
    858

    Re: Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headla

    Very cool headlamp!

    Congrats on busting the pre 1900 mark.

    "Gimme oysters and beer for dinner everyday of the year"


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  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2007
    Burien, Wa.
    Whites MXT ALL PRO, Grey Ghost Headphones, Garrett Pro-Pointer
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    9 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headlamp!


    Thats a great day for sure. I don't usually do well on the east side. Glad to see your knockin em out. WTG

    JuJu
    Thats gonna itch when it dries.

  4. #4
    us
    Digging up the Past

    Oct 2004
    Dayton, Ohio
    Fisher CZ5
    1,377
    4 times

    Re: Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headlamp!

    Cool find, I collect those old carbide lamps. That's just the top of one, but neat find!!
    Dayton Diggers, Historical Research & Recovery

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2006
    Tennessee
    Minelab EXPLORER SE
    4,107
    324 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headla

    Way to go Nice miners lamp
    Dman

  6. #6
    us
    Seeker Of Lost And Purposely Discarded Antiquities

    Jul 2008
    Revere, Massachusetts (5 Miles North of Boston)
    White's Eagle Spectrum/White's Eagle II
    695
    4 times

    Re: Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headlamp!

    A fascinating piece of mining history!!! Nice find!!

    Larry
    A "Hunted-Out" Area Is A Place Others Have Given Up On"

  7. #7

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
    5,634
    26 times
    Banner Finds (1)
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    Re: Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headlamp!

    Interesting piece.
    Ty

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  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2008
    Bureau County, Illinois
    Ace 250
    264

    Re: Unlocking Washington's Mining history! Found late 1800 to 1913 miners headlamp!

    Nice! I live in a small former coal mining town that has 4 old mines, I was thinking about going out to the sites and trying my luck, looks like i need to get out there and try it out

 

 

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