1. ✅ SOLVED Strange item from 1800s homesite

    Found this strangely shaped item in a harvested bean field in west central Indiana near an old home site dating to around 1830s. It registered about a 55-60 on my Garrett AT max and based on the look of it I'd say it's copper alloy (brass usually rings up around 77) but I'm not sure why it's not...
  2. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Mystery brass item

    Anyone know what this brass thing is? It reminds me of the lid to a torch that I used while in Dental School called a Hanau Torch (you insert a small bit of rope that soaks up alcohol and burns when you light it). I found it in west central Indiana, USA at a location where I’ve found several...
  3. Brass or else?

    Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing well. Please I need your help to identify the form of this brass, and is it possible to melt it with a torch ( butane gas), thank you
  4. Pat. 1893 Echo Whistle

    Pat. 1893 Echo Whistle

    This is a Pat. 1893 B.G.I. Co. Echo '620' whistle that I excavated on May 8th 2023 from a 1924-capped landfill. The mouthpiece is curved to rest on the user's lip. It still works despite being buried for a minimum of 99 years.
  5. Blobs, Meds, Stoneware, 1893 Whistle, etc. (May 7th 2023)

    These are all finds from a dig I conducted last evening at my 1924-capped landfill, May 7th 2023: The large bottles include: 1. Tooled blob C. V. Garrison Flushing L.I. made by the Karl Hutter bottling works in 1908. 2. Tooled blob amber bottle, no markings. 3. Machine-made Artic Fruit Juice...
  6. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Brass relic. What is it?

    I dug this brass object in an old farm that dates back to the 1700s. Its about 2" , has two small pins and a ring. Looks like a moving part from something. Any ideas?
  7. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Can anyone help identify this?

    Can anyone help identify this? Dug on an early colonial to victorian era site. It's thin brass. Looks like a hinge of some sort. Has small holes where small brass nails may have been? Thanks
  8. Railroad Key

    Railroad Key

    This is a railroad key made by the Keystone Lock company of Lancaster, PA. Founded by E. T. Fraim in 1879 it operated until 1925. Found in NYC.
  9. Jug, Blob, Med, Key, etc.

    Jug, Blob, Med, Key, etc.

    Finds of January 27th 1. Parker's Hair Balsam 2. Peer-Amid Re Umberto 3. Fred Schierenbeck Bottling Co. 403-405 East 101 Street. 4. One Gallon Stoneware Jug 5. A little whiskey sampler 6. Brass key
  10. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Ship Wreck Drift wood

    I found this piece of drift wood on the beach in Bald Head Island, NC just after Hurricane Ian passed. I assume it's off an old wreck. The nail appears to be hand forged bronze. Any ideas about age or origin?
  11. What is it?

    I found this today and have no idea what it might be. It looks to be brass, 4.25" OD 2" ID and 0.25" thick. Front and back are identical. Maybe a mold of some sort? The site where I found it was a settlement back as far as the 1840's and I've found a lot of logging equipment, 1800's...
  12. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Button ID help please

    Can someone date this button I found? I seen similar police buttons but they had a wreath around the P. Thinking civil war Era, maybe a little later. Any info from the button connoisseurs is appreciated.
  13. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Decorative Piece Of Brass....SOMETHING?!? Help ID!

    Hi everyone. Found this today on my hunt, also found a nice old buckle about 10ft from this thing...Brass I think, could be obvious to some !:) Let me know your thoughts, definitely decorative. For reference this was found on a VA Farm Filed with Civil War background, perhaps colonial as well...
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    Keychain return tag
  15. I found what appears to be a Civil War Sword Hanger

    I found this puppy metal detecting The Oregon Trail in OREGON in the middle of the woods in no where on the side of the trail not on the trail It was 4 inches deep and I thought it was a coin, what is this BRASS or GOLD? any more info on this would be great It is pretty Thanks
  16. ✅ SOLVED WW1 object

    Dug a WW1 brass or copper item on U.S. Artillery Range. 3? long. About 1? wide. Has wood inside one end and a pin in the other. Looks like it was on a 1? wooden rod. Pin side has a metal floor 1/2? down.
  17. ✅ SOLVED WW1 Brass object found on U.S. artillery range

    Any idea what this is? Brass found on a WW1 artillery range. The part of the range solders fired from. Not down range. It?s exactly 3? in length.