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  1. 🔎 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...
  2. ✅ 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Found on an old farm... pressure containment cap?

    Found this on land that was a farm from the 1800s all the way until 1960. I think it's some kind of pressure containment cap(?). Looks like there's a hinge and four set screws. No idea what it went to, how old it is, or was actually used for. Hope somebody here does.
  5. Random stuff found on old farmland.

    Hoping you all can help identify what all this is. There are three items: Now this thing I know is some kind of socket tool, but it'd be nice to know exactly what kind, and how old it may be: Thanks for looking.
  6. Some finds from an old plantation

    I've been hunting land that was a cotton plantation in the 1800s. Here's the most interesting stuff I've found so far: The most intriguing stuff there to me is a brass Victorian age pocket watch frame: And that padlock face is from a Victoria Regina, here's a closeup of its slide latch...
  7. Trying to date these plow chisels

    I've been hunting an old farmstead. It was a plantation in the 1800s, then a modern farm in the 1900s. I have found some plow chisel teeth, and I'm hoping someone here can help identify how old they are: Any help is appreciated.
  8. Discovery 3300 - Ground Balance VS Disc question and other tips?

    Back in 2016 I bought 30 acres of rural land that was a plantation in the 1800s, and then was a modern farm up until the 1970s. The idea came to me recently that I really ought to metal detect this place. Knowing absolutely nothing about detecting, and not wanting to invest too much initially, I...
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