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    I have not done metal detecting since 1995 but at that time I had a Fisher underwater metal detector.
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    It looks like pewter

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    You have to figure that this item might have seen service throughout the civil war in the hands of one Dr or the other. Perhaps even used after the war for some time. It wouldn't have to have been used exclusively to treat venereal disease but to provide both suction and irrigation during surgery to remove bullets and other penetrating wounds. Since the stem contacts the back of the syringe, wear is inevitable. If it were a tool used for some kind of lubrication the wear wouldn't be so severe.

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    This is an addiction!!! There is no cure!!! And it only gets worse!!!!! KEEP PLUGGIN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reanm8er View Post
    You have to figure that this item might have seen service throughout the civil war in the hands of one Dr or the other. Perhaps even used after the war for some time. It wouldn't have to have been used exclusively to treat venereal disease but to provide both suction and irrigation during surgery to remove bullets and other penetrating wounds. Since the stem contacts the back of the syringe, wear is inevitable. If it were a tool used for some kind of lubrication the wear wouldn't be so severe.
    My wife is a scientist in a state anti-terrorism lab and they have sophisticated equipment that can pick up microns of some pretty nasty stuff. She could easily analyze some of the residue and see if it contains mercury. Even trace amounts would show up. If you think about it from a volume standpoint, oiler or grease gun seems illogical. Dose for treatment of syphilis in humans seems more inline with the size. I do feel like the earlier post with the lamp is still a possibility. We shall see.

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    By the way, JS could be the military inspector that approved the purchase.

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    Her test could also determine the presence of hydrocarbons, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reanm8er View Post
    Her test could also determine the presence of hydrocarbons, yes?
    Iím sure they could test for the presence of most anything. Where are you going with this theory? Iím intrigued.

 

 
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