Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
Like Tree20Likes

Thread: Brass Plunger

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    Mar 2018
    58
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Brass Plunger

    Found this today detecting a creek near an early colonial homesite. At first, thought it was a vintage bike pump. Then thought it was a early syringe. Now going with grease gun. Plunger still slides and works with compression. Tip was clogged but after poking through, some greyish stuff came out. Stamped JS on top of the rim. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539143739.704933.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	758.6 KB 
ID:	1640786Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539143753.138629.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	802.3 KB 
ID:	1640787
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539143724.638767.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	832.1 KB 
ID:	1640785  
    Last edited by WilliVanilli; Oct 11, 2018 at 05:21 PM.
    Gambrinus and A2coins like this.

  2. #2
    us
    Spec-Ops: We Own The Night

    Feb 2009
    Panama City Florida
    630
    254 times
    Military History, Militaria, and Military Surplus Weapons & Anything Military Related
    Could be a syringe either for human use or animal use, large brass syringes were common for a while. Or it could possibly be an oiler.
    Last edited by ffuries; Oct 09, 2018 at 11:18 PM.
    Mike
    TSgt USAF Retired
    Jan 86 - Sept 08
    Aircrew Life Support
    "Your Life Is Our Business"
    (122X0, 1T1X1, 1P0X1)
    NRA Life Member

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
    7,521
    5748 times
    Quote Originally Posted by ffuries View Post
    . Or it could possibly be an oiler.
    Oiler or grease gun. Model T era.
    A2coins likes this.
    Yossarian: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight. In order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy. And I must be
    crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy anymore, and I have to keep flying.


    Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka
    : You got it, that's Catch-22.

    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (1961)


  4. #4

    Mar 2018
    58
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    Oiler or grease gun. Model T era.
    Thanks. Mystery solved.
    A2coins likes this.

  5. #5

    Mar 2018
    58
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by ffuries View Post
    Could be a syringe either for human use or animal use, large brass syringes were common for a while. Or it could possibly be an oiler.
    Thanks. Feel like this 1 is solved. Appreciate the help.
    A2coins likes this.

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2013
    Maryland
    Bounty Hunter
    1,086
    866 times
    Metal Detecting
    I was thinking antique pump off a beer tap, like the newer one pictured here.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Vintage-Keg-Tap-Beer-Tap-_57.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	139.1 KB 
ID:	1640899
    A2coins likes this.

  7. #7
    us
    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
    WW2 Mine Detector, 2 Garrets and an Underwater Fisher (Older Machines)
    585
    669 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Not to creep anybody out but this is the type of syringe used to treat syphilis. From colonial times on up through the civil war syringes like this were used to inject Mercury up through the urethra. So I guess we know what the silver colored stuff was!

    Errr, Nice Find! probably of significant value. No doubt outlived the patient.

    If the group can agree on this I think it's banner!
    A2coins and dingode like this.

  8. #8
    us
    Rick

    Mar 2014
    Smithtown NY
    XP, Whites, Garrett, Lesche, T-Rex, RTG.
    1,396
    1306 times
    Metal Detecting
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Vintage-coleman-lantern-_1.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	16.7 KB 
ID:	1640999
    Reanm8er, nagant and A2coins like this.
    Iron Symphony Conductor.

  9. #9

    Mar 2018
    58
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for all the great feedback everybody. Im heading back into the syringe direction now. A choke or oiler seems logical however, the recovery site is very remote with no roads anywhere close by. Here are some additional pics with better detail and size reference. I feel like the answer lies in the JS stamp on the head. Johnson Syringe? Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224032.668190.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	789.0 KB 
ID:	1641038Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224049.462293.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	757.4 KB 
ID:	1641039Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224085.486428.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	597.2 KB 
ID:	1641040Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224101.657104.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	664.5 KB 
ID:	1641041Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224116.975776.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	619.9 KB 
ID:	1641042Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224134.645963.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	597.5 KB 
ID:	1641043Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224253.340307.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	748.1 KB 
ID:	1641046
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539224149.721181.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	627.9 KB 
ID:	1641044  
    A2coins likes this.

  10. #10
    us
    Poppa, thats what my 3 favorite people call me!

    Sep 2004
    SE tennessee
    Whites DFX
    87
    88 times
    all the old syringes i just looked at had a place for two fingers and a thumb for one handed operation. that one would require two.
    Reanm8er and A2coins like this.

  11. #11

    Mar 2018
    58
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by cutty View Post
    all the old syringes i just looked at had a place for two fingers and a thumb for one handed operation. that one would require two.
    Here are a few I found that look similar...Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539253631.589393.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	318.8 KB 
ID:	1641130Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539253646.708565.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	288.0 KB 
ID:	1641131Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539253659.500931.jpg 
Views:	18 
Size:	319.9 KB 
ID:	1641132Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1539253682.615258.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	368.9 KB 
ID:	1641133
    Reanm8er likes this.

  12. #12
    us
    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
    WW2 Mine Detector, 2 Garrets and an Underwater Fisher (Older Machines)
    585
    669 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I think Willi Vanilli hit the home run! That photo on the right is the article. The one you have is missing the tip but one would hope that the tips would be replaceable. Finding something like this in the middle of nowhere wouldn't be that odd for war artifacts. The French and Indian War was fought largely in the wilderness and so was the Revolution any time we could catch the British in there. When cavalry outfits were doing recon they traveled in forests or at night to stay out of site. One such expedition was Stewart's action north of Gettysburg in a time that his troops were badly needed in the battle.
    It was also common that cavalry detachments carried medical staff with them that also acted as combatants. One such field surgeon was Dr. Russell who rode with Mosby. He spent his last years living in a hotel in my home town. He was once asked why he never participated in the reunion celebrations. He said he had ridden into battle, with Mosby, three times in the area and that every time he saw a certain soldier hiding under a powder wagon. Every time he'd gone to the celebration he'd seen the same man up on a wagon giving a hero speech!

  13. #13
    us
    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
    WW2 Mine Detector, 2 Garrets and an Underwater Fisher (Older Machines)
    585
    669 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Is the knob brass also?

  14. #14

    Mar 2018
    58
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Brass Plunger

    Quote Originally Posted by Reanm8er View Post
    Is the knob brass also?
    Yes.The stem or shaft of the plunger appears to be a silver colored material that has tons of wear which points me back in the choke or oiler direction. Im stumped.

  15. #15

    Mar 2018
    58
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Reanm8er View Post
    I think Willi Vanilli hit the home run! That photo on the right is the article. The one you have is missing the tip but one would hope that the tips would be replaceable. Finding something like this in the middle of nowhere wouldn't be that odd for war artifacts. The French and Indian War was fought largely in the wilderness and so was the Revolution any time we could catch the British in there. When cavalry outfits were doing recon they traveled in forests or at night to stay out of site. One such expedition was Stewart's action north of Gettysburg in a time that his troops were badly needed in the battle.
    It was also common that cavalry detachments carried medical staff with them that also acted as combatants. One such field surgeon was Dr. Russell who rode with Mosby. He spent his last years living in a hotel in my home town. He was once asked why he never participated in the reunion celebrations. He said he had ridden into battle, with Mosby, three times in the area and that every time he saw a certain soldier hiding under a powder wagon. Every time he'd gone to the celebration he'd seen the same man up on a wagon giving a hero speech!
    Fascinating information. I have recovered a few civil war relics from the area including confederate Calvary stirrups.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Plunger hand dredge gold pan 2000, models of my concept.
    By crumbaker in forum Dredging & Hi Banking
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 07, 2017, 05:40 PM
  2. [SOLVED] Small gold tube with black plastic plunger.
    By OldTimersDaughter in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Oct 06, 2015, 09:53 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jun 11, 2015, 08:59 AM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jun 01, 2011, 04:47 PM
  5. Wooden Plunger Thing ?SOLVED
    By mojjax in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 11, 2008, 09:55 AM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0