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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Tuscarawas County, Ohio
    Tesoro Tejon
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    Pewter Spoon Handle??

    To me this looks like part of a spoon handle. At first I thought it was lead because that's around where it hit on my detector, but it's not that heavy and who would make a lead spoon anyway. So, I'm thinking pewter. But were pewter eating utensils very popular? Also wondering how old it may be. Site is on a 1912 topo map.

    Thanks for looking.
    -Swartzie
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    Keep calm and dig on

  2. #2

    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
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    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    Pewter was used quite often for eating utensils, plates, and drinking vessels. So it could be a pewter spoon handle.

    Can you tell if the end is broken or smooth? Also pewter many times has a "brittle" uneven edge from ground action.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2009
    Northern VA
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    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    It looks like a spoon handle. We dig a lot of pewteer spoon pieces at early house sites and civil war camps. I believe most if not all are precivil war though

  4. #4

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    Quote Originally Posted by vayank54
    It looks like a spoon handle. We dig a lot of pewteer spoon pieces at early house sites and civil war camps. I believe most if not all are precivil war though
    Yep
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  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2009
    Tuscarawas County, Ohio
    Tesoro Tejon
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    42 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    Quote Originally Posted by vayank54
    It looks like a spoon handle. We dig a lot of pewteer spoon pieces at early house sites and civil war camps. I believe most if not all are precivil war though
    Awesome. From the stuff I have dug at this site most of it is from the 1920's. But I don't know the history of the site other than it's on a 1912 map. Now the area (less than 1 mile) does have history dating back to the 1750's (indian/military/missionary stuff). The site is situated in a pleasant area also so I'm sure that has drawn people in. What's funny is the object was darn near right on top of the ground. Lots of stuff I'm digging are not deep at all. The area does see flooding from local dams and where I'm digging is right where the water would crest and then recede. So, I'm thinking the flood waters have help erode the hill a bit.

    -Swartzie
    Keep calm and dig on

  6. #6

    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
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    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    Kids playing in the woods with their mother's good silverware. Damn kids!!

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

  7. #7
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    Oct 2009
    Northern VA
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    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    Quote Originally Posted by BioProfessor
    Kids playing in the woods with their mother's good silverware. Damn kids!!

    Daryl
    ha ha ha ha
    that's the way it is sometimes. the older stuff will be shallow and the newer stuff deep. Down here the freezing and thawing of the ground can move stuff around and even bend stuff. If you have ever seen a civil war breast plate of buckle bowed up like a bowl, the freezing of the ground did that. Maybe some older stuff will turn up at that site.

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2009
    Tuscarawas County, Ohio
    Tesoro Tejon
    781
    42 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    Quote Originally Posted by BioProfessor
    Pewter was used quite often for eating utensils, plates, and drinking vessels. So it could be a pewter spoon handle.

    Can you tell if the end is broken or smooth? Also pewter many times has a "brittle" uneven edge from ground action.

    Daryl
    The end is definitely broken.
    -Swartzie
    Keep calm and dig on

  9. #9

    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
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    Re: Pewter Spoon Handle??

    Spoon (or fork) handle piece then. Probably 18th century. Keep looking. There will be more somewhere in the area.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

 

 

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