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  1. My first non junk find

    Here's the manual: https://www.noktadetectors.com/wp-content/file-download/anfibio/anfibio-user-manual-en.pdf
  2. I think I can finally talk about it

    My condolences for your loss Truth. Here's a song that I hope makes you feel a little better today...
  3. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Some kind of brass knob or cap... but to what?

    There's no continuous hole going through the object. The interior base is solid.
  4. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Some kind of brass knob or cap... but to what?

    The material inside appears to be corroded iron, it's not dirt or clay. I hadn't considered that maybe a handle screwed into the open end. Makes me wonder if this brass bit was part of a whisk tool, with iron whiskers and a wooden handle. Or some other kind of tool that would have iron on one...
  5. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Some kind of brass knob or cap... but to what?

    Missed this reply earlier, the idea seems plausible. Definitely could be a cap used for a fluid repository.
  6. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Some kind of brass knob or cap... but to what?

    I looked around my junk, but I can't find anything that matches the diameter of the hole that something else could screw into. The threads do look machined lathed inscribed though, I agree. There is no red paint on the object, that's just oxidation. I can see how it looks like paint in the photo...
  7. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Some kind of brass knob or cap... but to what?

    I found what I believe is a knob or cap. It is made of heavy brass. There are indentations for fingers to twist the object. It is threaded internally, like it screwed on to something. The top of the knob/cap has material embedded in it. I believe that material may have formed a wooden extension...
  8. Review the land as it once was if possible

    One of my favorite sites: https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer You can go back and look at aerial photos of the land a good ways back. I can go all the way back to 1955 where I live in the USA. Using these old aerial photos, I have found structures on my land that were once there but now...
  9. ✅ SOLVED Trying to identify a mystery object, and suss the age of another.

    I should have mentioned I found these two items far away from one another. They did not come from the same localized dig site. ARC - That ashtray you posted looks very similar indeed. I think that could be it. I'm inclined to believe the brass valve could be as such, it looks similar to the...
  10. ✅ SOLVED Trying to identify a mystery object, and suss the age of another.

    I found these two items last weekend on my property. The first object is made of aluminum, I don't know what it is. I found it near a very old old farm shed. I'd like to know what it is, and hopefully about how old it is. The second object is some kind of brass plumbing valve (I assume it's a...
  11. Trying to discern age, use, value of this little bottle...

    Interesting stuff. I was wondering if there was a pontil scar, didn't know about "suction scars". Well a shoe polish bottle from the early 1900s is still a cool find. Not something I expected to find out in those woods. I found a Model T distributor cap from the early 1900s nearby too (dug metal...
  12. Who Came up with the modern metal detector?

    I believe it was Charles Garret who brought on the modern revolution of the metal detector. No he did not invent the first metal detector, but he paved the way for its refinement into what we have today.
  13. Trying to discern age, use, value of this little bottle...

    I just took a really close look at the neck and lip. The seam starts at the bottom of the neck, then continues up to the lip, but does not go over the lip. What the seam does, is go around the lip, it follows the top of the lip's circumference. Then the seam continues back down to the bottom of...
  14. Trying to discern age, use, value of this little bottle...

    Thank ya. After doing a little searching I think you're right, it's likely a shoe polish bottle. I'm just not sure about 1910, because the photos of bottles I'm seeing from that age are more cleanly made than this bottle. They tend to have embossed logos and a less rough bottom (like they were...
  15. Trying to discern age, use, value of this little bottle...

    I found this little bottle in the woods where a plantation homestead used to be in the 1800s. The bottle was partially submerged in the ground, I carefully freed it, then washed it gently with dish soap and water. I'm assuming it's a medicine or inkwell bottle from the early 1800s, but I have no...
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