Aug 11, 2012, 07:31 PM
Gargoyle oil cap?
Hi, new guy here. I just started out in this hobby. I am fortunate that at my place of work there was a turn of the century house that was standing until about 4 weeks ago. I thought it would be fun to hunt that area so I borrowed a detector from my wife's grandfather. it's a White's Eagle II. I know it's old but I'm finding things with it. I've only found recent coins. The oldest I found was a 52 wheat penny.
Well, this is the most interesting thing I found so far out there besides some coins and bullet casings.
I have no idea what it goes to. It appears that there is two steel/iron chain links coming out of it. It's almost as if it were a tag/medal of some kind. Anyone know how old it is and any back story?
ETA: It's roughly the size of a Kennedy Half Dollar
Aug 11, 2012, 11:31 PM
It looks like some type of awards medal that was given out by the company. Here's some interesting info on the company:
Vacuum Oil Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Really neat find Breezie
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Aug 12, 2012, 04:22 PM
Cool find. I would guess there is nothing on the back, since it's not mentioned?
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Aug 12, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Aug 12, 2012, 08:22 PM
Thanks guys. Yes, the back side is blank therefore, not mentioned. I'm assuming that it's from around the 1920's due to the art-deco design encompassing the piece. No one knows how old the house is that was torn down. I think I mentioned it earlier but I found a 52 wheat penny out there. I'm hoping that the good spots have not been covered up with asphalt or buildings. I bought a nice sturdy spade shovel this weekend. I'll hit it again tomorrow if it's not raining.
I hope someone comes along who may know more to the story on this thing....
Aug 12, 2012, 11:50 PM
Maybe some kind of watch fob...........jmho................HH
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Aug 13, 2012, 12:29 AM
Today, Vacuum Oil Company is part of ExxonMobil.
As a suggestion, send a pic of your find to the ExxonMobil PR Department and ask them for some history.
Aug 13, 2012, 06:36 AM
Great idea!! Why didn't I think of that?! I'll post up any info if I get some from them.
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