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    Al Capone’s condom tin?

    A sidewalk tear out gave up an unusual find. It appears to be an old tin of some sort. Seems kind of small for condoms but that’s my best guess. It sounds like it has liquid inside but who knows what might be in there...?

    So, what what do you think I should do? Crack it open? Try to clean the rust off? Sell it to the Smithsonian?

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    I May be swayed because I’ve been having a blast all weekend shooting my newly inherited black powder shotgun but looks just like my tin for percussion caps
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    Looks about the right size anyway

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    It may be a bubble gum tin, I found a similar one a few years ago at a one-room school site.
    After tumbling it for 48hrs, the details finally started to emerge.

    Dave
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    It may be an old phonograph needle tin, similar to this one:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    It may be a bubble gum tin, I found a similar one a few years ago at a one-room school site.
    After tumbling it for 48hrs, the details finally started to emerge.

    Dave
    That bubble gum tin is really neat!
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    Nice find Squirrel, and great pics folks! For this to have been Al Capone's you would have to have gotten it from Heraldo Riviera. LOL!
    Phil

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    Nah... too big...

    Heard he was hung like a squirrel.

    :P
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    Remember that Capone had serious problems with syphilis so I don’t think he even used them....at least not all the time obviously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Older The Better View Post
    I May be swayed because I’ve been having a blast all weekend shooting my newly inherited black powder shotgun but looks just like my tin for percussion caps
    I’ll stop by and we can take turns shooting at it
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    Number 11 cap tin was my first thought as well, too small to be musket caps, just sayin
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Nah... too big...

    Heard he was hung like a squirrel.

    :P
    Hey, thems fight’n words !!

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    LOL!
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    Asprin used to come in little round tins as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post

    Nah... too big...

    Heard he was hung like a squirrel.

    :P

    Sounds like you know what your talking about buddy?
    Is that from experience or have you been surfing the internet again.
    Dave


    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post

    That bubble gum tin is really neat!
    The only reason I kept it, was because I thought it might have a couple of old silvers stored in it... but it was empty.
    Last edited by ANTIQUARIAN; May 13, 2019 at 03:31 PM.
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