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  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED What is this painted metal piece?

    I found this a few day ago and I am trying to figure out what it is. It is cool to me a I live just one town over from Woodstock and I love finding local stuff like this. I have done some research on the guy but I can’t find much. He seemed to have owned a machine shop in Woodstock from the...
  2. ✅ SOLVED J.C. Childs & Co metal clock? Mirror?

    I found this really cool piece yesterday in an old farm dump. I am not sure what it is made of, it looks like copper or bronze but it is rusted. Mabel some sort of alloy? On the top, it reads “Green Label Beef Iron & Wine” and lower down it says “J.C. Child’s & Co New York” Green label Beef Iron...
  3. I think I found my first gun!

    I had a pretty good dig at a dump today p, including finding what I think is my first every gun, which was a big bucket lister for me! If you can tell me anything about it, like if it’s real or not or what date range it might be, that would be greatly appreciated. The best find for me is...
  4. ✅ SOLVED I need some help with this embossed brick

    I found this old brick in a dump and I can’t find anything on it. On it, it has the letter P C P C. They are pretty faint so I hope you can see them in the photos. The brick look pretty old and anything you can tell me about it, like age or where it’s from, would be greatly appreciated.
  5. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Need some help with this old Clinton burlap feed bag

    I found this while cleaning out an old barn yesterday. It was nailed to a door, along with a couple other pieces of burlap sacks. I am trying to get a date for this. It is a 100 pound corn gluten feed bag from the Clinton Company, Clinton Iowa. I have been able to find out a little about the...
  6. Had a pretty good hunt!

    Had a really good hunt down at an old farm dump! Got the best condition flash light I have ever found, some ones entire key ring (poor guy), and a bunch of other things. this is by far the best condition flash light I have found, with allif its paint still on and an unbroken...
  7. Help with this old sign?

    I found this old porcelain sign today and was wondering if there was any way to get the rust off the front. I know it’s pretty beat up but I wanted to see if I could save Mbuy a little bit more of it. So far, I have used water and a sponge just to get the dirt off. By the way, it’s a supreme...
  8. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Need some help with an old bell

    I was finally able to get out and do some metal detecting Today and found this. I believe that it is an old bell and I think it may be made of tombac and I put a tombac button next to it in the pics. if anyone has an idea of a date or use or if this even is a bell, that would be very much...
  9. Anyone know any good VT bottle books or resources?

    I have been trying to find a Vermont bottle book or resource that gives all type of bottle from VT but have not been able to find one. Does anyone of any good books or resources for Vermont bottles?
  10. Need some help with this bottle

    This a bottle that my parents have and I am trying to find some info on it. I have not been able to find a match for this bottle or even for the bottle company. It has a circle slug that says Paul Rever Bottling Co. Rever, Mass. above that it says registered and below that it say contents 8...
  11. Odd shaped piece of what I think is obsidian.

    Found this in a dump a little while ago. Originally thought it was a piece of coal. Could tell it was shaped and so I brought it home and after getting the dirt off I saw that (I think) it is obsidia. It is quite brittle (a piece came off after I got it home) and is defiantly shaped. Tell me...
  12. ✅ SOLVED Duck call? Powder Horn? What is this?

    I got this at my local Flea market today and am trying to figure out what it is. The person who I got it from said that when he bought it, he thought it was a duck call but quickly realized that there is no way to make a sound with it! He had no idea what was. The top and bottom may be silver or...
  13. Civil War button in found in Vermont!

    I was digging in an old dump near my house yesterday when this popped out. When I saw it, I immediately thought civil war. I am very, very happy! I never thought I was going to find a civil war anything up here, let alone on my own property! My guess is that taken home by a veteran after the...
  14. 1920s mess purse

    1920s mesh purse I found this in an old dump near my house. I was trying a new section of it so it took me half of the time I spent down there just getting to the level with the good stuff. Anyways, I found this Whiting & Davis Co. mess woman?s purse. The style of the logo and of the purse...
  15. Oddly shaped/ worked stone. What is it?

    I found this on A beach on Mohegan island, which is an island off the cost of Maine. It had been inhabited by Native Americans, the key nations being the Micmacs and the Abnakis. The coastal tribes of the Passamaquoddy, the Penobscot, and the Wawenocks summered on islands, including Monhegan as...
  16. Odd shaped stone. What is it?

    Oddly shaped/worked stone. What is it? I found this on A beach on Mohegan island, which is an island off the cost of Maine. It had been inhabited by Native Americans, the key nations being the Micmacs and the Abnakis. The coastal tribes of the Passamaquoddy, the Penobscot, and the Wawenocks...
  17. Why was this old bottle wrapped in leather?

    I was doing some antiquing with a friend of mine around Vermont and I got this item. It seemed cool to me when I saw it and it wasn?t very expensive so I got it. It is a glass bottle that has been encased in leather. It also has a metal Cain around the neck which connects to a cork, which also...
  18. Need some help dating this old salt shaker

    Need some help dating this salt shaker I found in a dump near my house a couple weeks ago. It has a big piece missing from the base which is probably why they threw it away in the frost place. It also has some damage on the ring on the neck and the top. Most of the things from the part of the...
  19. Need some help dating this button

    I found this button today by an old mill sight near my house. I am trying to date the mill so if I can date this button that would be grate. I wasn?t sure about it because the shank has this build up of metal around it (this is not the best way of saying this but I hope you can get what I mean...
  20. Ingesting Flea Market bottle

    I got this yesterday at my local flea market for $5. It is a large, lime green bottle and the base is rounded. On the base, it also gets large lower down ( sorry if this does not make much sense, if you look at the pics it should show you what I mean). It depicts an eagle in a pushed in part of...
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