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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2011
    castleton vt.
    245
    14 times
    Metal Detecting

    any ideas on todays find?

    I found this today detecting the field behind the 1780 farm house..any ideas..I'm leaning towards a door latch,but i've never seen anything like this before.
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    Last edited by River Rat; May 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    24,047
    862 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Mortise I think Attachment 635731

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2011
    castleton vt.
    245
    14 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter View Post
    Mortise I think Attachment 635731
    awsome..thanks

  4. #4
    us
    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
    Tesoro and Troy Shadow
    1,221
    322 times
    Wow. I think he nailed it! Tennessee digger

  5. #5
    us
    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

    Jan 2011
    New Orleans
    Garrett Ace 350 and Propointer, Whites Prism
    2,888
    703 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yup, what you have is part of a Mortise latch, not a lock since it doesn't have a dead bolt. It would have been used on a closet door or screen door most likely since it would not be lockable. I rebuilt a lot of those for my old house so I could match the original doors and I'd guess yours is a Corbin, or a copy of one probably dating between 1890 and 1920 based on the way it's shaped.
    Last edited by NOLA_Ken; May 18, 2012 at 02:53 AM. Reason: add info
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2011
    castleton vt.
    245
    14 times
    Metal Detecting
    awsome guys...thanks

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    24,047
    862 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    green check

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    24,047
    862 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    solved by NOLA Ken

  9. #9
    us
    relic hunter

    Dec 2011
    Cape Cod
    tesoro stingray
    467
    80 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Looks like a lock of some sort, get that 1877 Indian Head, its nears the others, near a water source.

  10. #10

    Apr 2012
    46
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Interesting find!
    Keep on hunting!

 

 

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