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  1. #1

    Jun 2012
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Steel box

    I found the attached box in a field that was built from landfill taken from an area where WWII relics have been found, including bombs. Think it's safe to open? Anyone interested? NY City area.
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  2. #2

    Dec 2007
    Culdesac, Idaho
    98 times
    It is an old stove. Knock yourself out.

  3. #3
    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro...I am a wealth of mostly trivial information.....

    Jan 2011
    Formerly New Orleans.. Now Pueblo Co
    Garrett Ace 350 and Propointer
    3041 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Clear away as much as you can from the door and see what it looks like. The banding around the edges says "safe" to me.....
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

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  4. #4

    Jun 2012
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    The banding around the edges says "safe" to me.....
    Yeah, and so does the cement, like it was cemented to a wall. If we assume the cement is on the bottom then the hinge-looking thing would be on the bottom and the door would open like an oven. I don't think people cement ovens though. I'll probably buy a folding shovel and go back.

  5. #5
    Jun 2012
    West Michigan
    103 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It does look like an oven, but yes I would clear around it a little and if you don't see anything that worries you open it. Always listen to your gut. I for one am interested if there is anything in there.

  6. #6
    Sep 2011
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    26 times
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    You may have found jimmy Hoffa... Oven or safe...
    Now I've been out in the desert, just doin' my time.
    Searching through the dust, looking for a sign.
    If there's a light up ahead, well brother I don't know.
    But I've got this fever burning, in my soul. - Johnny Cash

  7. #7

    Jun 2012
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have to pull out a lot of weeds before I even consider using the little shovel I bought. Then maybe I'll be able to see the top front of it. I started that job today, and I measured it. It's about 40-1/2" long, 39-1/2" high, and 29" front-to-back.

  8. #8

    Apr 2012
    Clark County Washington
    Tiger Shark 8" coil, Tejon 8"x9" and 5.75" WS, clean sweep coil, Gray ghost deep woods headphones Whites TRX pointer Minelab Quattro, Garrett gold stinger
    230 times
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    I doubt it is a bomb. I would get a long pole and pry it out! I recall the old junky at the dump when I was a kid recovered most of the valuables and you could buy things back from him. I also recall there was always a smokey fire burning. The burned logs indicate a fire that could have exploded your bombs!
    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

  9. #9
    May 2008
    Tesoro Silver uMax
    68 times
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    Opened yet or what?

  10. #10

    Jun 2012
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Not yet. If I see a combination lock, I'll call the media and.or police, I think.

  11. #11

    Dec 2006
    1918 times
    Borad, does the box look like it should sit horizontal,or vertical,and is the combo on a hasp

  12. #12

    Jun 2012
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It doesn't look like it opens like a trunk, though the bracing where it would open if it were a trunk buldges out more than it does by the hinges, so I have to take a closer look. It probably opens like an oven or a safe. If we assume the hinges should be on the side, then it's an inch taller than it is wide. If they should be on the bottom, then it's an inch wider than tall. Hopefully I'll be back there in a few days. I'll post when I have more information.

    BTW, lots of people have seen it. There's old grafitti on it and two people came by in the hour or so I was there last time. There may have been concrete poured on it to stabilize it a little. It's in an undeveloped section of a large area that has various ball fields. Oh, WTH... it's in Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn. The city never replied to my e-mail, but if I discover it's a safe, there may be more interest.



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