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  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Buckle of some sort....?

    Found this at an old cellar hole last month. not sure of the age of the site... the newest coin was 1841. Bronze/ brass 2" long. Looks military? Any ideas??
  2. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Hmmm, what is this cast bronze item.

    Not sure where my father found this one, but i'm certain it was in or near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin where there were some shipyards, etc. May have been something on a boat, etc. Posts are off center and about 1" apart. Holes are a little over 1/8". Maybe a handle of somesort? Seems like...
  3. Brass Nautical? Roller Foot of some sort?

    Found 2 of these diving in a fresh water lake last week. Its a narrow roller assembly with 4 rollers. Rollers are about 1/2" diameter riveted between a yoke-like formed part. Length and width is about 3+ inches x about 5/16 wide. the post has what looks like an adjustable height mechanism...
  4. Brass Novelty Tooth Pick?

    Found this man-shaped jack knife - like item many years ago in NW CT. Home was from the 1850s i believe, but most of the stuff there was from the early 1900s. It has no markings and is composed of thin brass plates like a jack knife. it has two "blades" that fold completely behind the two...
  5. Underwater Detecting near Boston - typical lake dive ?!

    I'm always amazed at the number of bullets and the majority of them are live rounds. Maybe at some point people were advised to throw them in lakes? Couple of guns today, left the shotgun parts there. just about 5 pounds of fishing sinkers. only a handful of coins, 2 silver.
  6. Mystery item with cartridge markings... W.R.A. Co./ 44 S&W. R.

    Found this item last week ... at first glance, it looks like a fishing reel spool, but its too beefy... around 050" thick end plates, so probably not that? its got a cartridge headstamp on it on both sides of the center piece as stated in the title. Diameter is around 60mm. There is some...
  7. Jewish/ Hebrew Coin Token? 35mm copper

    anybody have and ideas/ clues as to what this coin or token means or is?
  8. Day 1 Amazing Woods Site - likely ancient logging camp

    Have been to this wooded site 2x before, thinking there had to be something going on there, but came up with just a few brass doodads and many shotgun shells and bullets. Today was different, started out finding a 3 Cent Silver which made me go into thorough mode. After another 1/2 hour came...
  9. Mystery Counterfeit? Lead Coin?

    Found this lead mystery coin last week here in the woods of CT. Any clues? Approx. 1 3/8 by 1/8 thick. Theres a pattern of somesort, but not sure what the image is.....
  10. Excellent Colonial Button, anyone know about it?

    Found in CT in nice environment... has some original silver in the coined area. 1.425" diameter. Probably post Rev War? Maybe English? Looking at the back adds an interesting question ... was there a positive and negative die??
  11. any ideas?... small wire-made rings... gauges? CW?

    someone told me many years ago that these were Rev or CW bullet ring gauges? Round ball gauges? One is ~5/8" and the other is ~7/8". Any ideas or comments to that assessment?
  12. Crazy Iron 4 Bar linkage gizmo... any ideas on what it is?

    Found this in an old trash dump many years ago and its make for an interesting paperweight and conversation piece... But I've not ever figured out what it was for. Any ideas? The mechanism swivels on the base. There's an adjustment nut on the spring to adjust tension?
  13. Stamped part w/ rivets / eyelet center hole

    Found these separately in my travels around CT. Thin sheet metal stampings and has 2 rivets (approx. 1.30" apart) that stand off from the flat side. There is an eyelet in one of them and looks like the other had one as well. At first glace they look like the end plate of an old bike pedal...
  14. Who am I... Fedora hat/ famous explorer, etc.??

    Anyone know who this guy is... obviously must be famous at some point. Made of some sort of white/ Britannia metal. Corners eroding a bit and head broken from the body. Who am I??
  15. Small brass parts push botton parts?

    Not sure where i dug these in CT, but i have like 3 or 4 of them... i think found alone. Cast brass/ bronze. They all mount on the bottom of the square block with a brass pin. one has remains of a spring. Some sort of spring loaded release button... but what for?? For size ref. block is...
  16. Old Bronze/ Brass miniature Fly Wheel-like parts ?? 1.125x.312"

    I find these in the water and have a dozen or so from same area 1950s or earlier. Ive pored over the web and never found that they are TOY wagon wheels as they are brass and a bit too precise. They may have been cast, but are finish machined somewhat precisely. Probably fully machined. 3/16...
  17. Ancient?Cast Brass/ Bronze Eye/ Handle Studs of some sort?

    These were dug in CT and have a handmade/ crude/ cast appearance. Probably cast with hand finishing. Looks like a peened back angle on the base where it may have been crimped to a thin plate of metal. No evidence of plating, but may have been. maybe the center holder for a candy dish, but...
  18. Mystery Cast Federal Eagle marked "PATENT."

    Found in CT, 4" tall, looks like Britannia metal w/ silver plate. Cast in an open mold. What' it from? Bookend? ... maybe Meriden B Company? Eagle Lock? Many thanks!!
  19. Brass/Bronze round/ slotted part?

    This is a scarce find from old homesites in New England, but ive never figured out what they were for... the ones I have are all about the same size and design. there's a radiused seat 90 degrees to the slot. I keep thinking it was some sort of wagon part, but it might be too light weight...
  20. Brass Golf Tee/ Coke Spoon?

    I found this brass golf-tee-like item in the water. Its very much like the size and shape of a golf tee, but its not cupped, but flat. The other end is flattened but not cupped either, so it wouldn't make a good coke spoon or golf tee. I keep thinking ive seen something like this, but cant...