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    What are these things?

    Found these two aluminum tags in the same area with my metal detector a few days ago. What are they?
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    They look like tree tags to me.
    Looks like they have some age to them as well.

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    Bands for a dog collar?
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    Well, the text on the bottom rear (clasp side) reads "COUNTY", and if we assume California, then "SAN MATEO COUNTY" would fit.
    Maybe then "L.A. COUNTY" or "NAPA COUNTY" for the other one, since that top line clearly ends with an "A".

    Don't have a good answer for what DAI might be?
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    can't tell the size but could be duck or geese tags....

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    Interesting finds! My first impression was Pigeon tags.
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    I would think to heavy for birds. Maybe Ear Tags for livestock?

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    I'm thinking bird bands myself.
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    about the size and shape of a cigar band but for what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum Tide View Post
    I would think to heavy for birds. Maybe Ear Tags for livestock?

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    I agree .. probably brucellosis vaccination registry tags for cattle. That clamp is typical for those used in Texas to clamp in the bovine's ears.
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    Department of Agriculture 1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Fluke View Post
    Found these two aluminum tags in the same area with my metal detector a few days ago. What are they?
    very interesting. needless to say. another of lifes mysteries that escapes us ?

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    California 1919 – The Department of Agriculture was organized and the duties of the State Dairy Bureau were assigned to the Division of Animal Industry.

 

 
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