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  1. #1
    ubersearcher

    Puzzled by find

    Hello Everyone,

    I found this in a park by a river and have absolutely no idea as to what it might be. My father said the one end looked like the same pattern as a file or a rasp. I just got back into the hobby, so please be easy on me if it is a little more obvious than what I think.

    Description: the top has the initials C.R. on it and there appears to be more writing on the top front. The bottom end looks like it has a diamond pattern of some sort. The object is embedded in rock (?) or something and is about half an inch long and about 1/3 of an inch wide.

    Thanks for any help,
    Chris from Ohio (ubersearcher)

  2. #2

    Apr 2003
    Inland Empire, CA
    GTI 2500
    106
    7 times

    Puzzled by find

    That looks cool, whatever it is. Is the "rock" part rock or is it metal? Try using a magnet on it. -Robert-
    Is that a jewel encrusted bottle cap?

  3. #3
    ubersearcher

    Puzzled by find

    Thanks for the tip, blazen70. I just tried the magnet and the material surrounding the object (what the object is embedded in) is not attracted to a magnet. Yeah, this one has me pretty much stumped.

    Chris from Ohio (ubersearcher)

  4. #4
    ca
    Mar 2003
    Langley
    Minelab X-Terra 705 Keene 5" dredge
    155
    37 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    pewter/silver

    looks like a pewter fitting or silver/lead, pretty common turn of the century in Tack and decorative carriage material, I would say that it has been through a fire, most of the piece is melted and seated the portion remaining within itself, hard to identify , but if I had to take a stab, I would say, decorative inner core from a bit for a horse. Like i said, just a guess, Chris

  5. #5
    ca
    Apr 2003
    Princeton,BC,Canada
    Whites GMT
    192
    9 times

    Puzzled by find

    Hey Chris,welcome back. Get the truck fixed? Fred
    Quondo Omni Flunkus Moritati

  6. #6
    ca
    Mar 2003
    Langley
    Minelab X-Terra 705 Keene 5" dredge
    155
    37 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Hey Fred

    Hiya fred, yep, got the truck all fixed up, lol. Had the heater core go last weekend as well, Easy fix, funny, last season no trouble all year, truck didnt cost me a nickle in repairs, this year already the Transfer case and Heater core, oh well, beat the heck out of it and if thats all I can break on her, it will make me a happy guy.

  7. #7

    Nov 2003
    27

    Puzzled by find

    I agree with tbear the depression on the steel part ( right side ) would indicate a set scew for a knob ? to attach. Found a lot of pewter in this same fire condition.Off hand i would say from the mid 1850's . This type of find is an good indicator for a hotspot. Enjoy

  8. #8
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
    136
    2 times

    Puzzled by find

    Is the object itself magnetic? Looks like an old wood rasp of some kind... Just a guess...
    Remember, the kid you leave home today
    will be voting tomorrow. Take a kid detecting!!

 

 

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