Bonanza Day with Coppers and Colonial Relics

Kirk PA

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I got out today before work and had a great day with the AT Gold. Loving this machine. I got two Coronet cents, 6 buttons, 2 early knives, pewter spoon piece, and a Colonial saddle piece (tombac material). I also dug the brass piece in the heart of the iron. It looks Colonial. Does anyone know what it is? It is decorative to boot. I am satisfied with my day and will coast until water season.

Keep the passion high!

Kirk
 

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Bill D. (VA)

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Great going Kirk! Are you sure that's not a cut piece of silver? Has some similarities, doesn't it?
 
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Yeap its the front of a padlock, 18th C, maybe early 19th.
 

Steve in PA

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Nice day Kirk. I have found about a dozen of those "Mickey Mouse" padlocks, so called because of the two Mickey Mouse ears. Often times you only find the face, like yours. In fact I have that identical one. I have one from a strictly 18th century site, but the others are from sites that straddled 1800. Based on my experience, I would date them 1770 to 1820.
 
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Kirk PA

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Great going Kirk! Are you sure that's not a cut piece of silver? Has some similarities, doesn't it?

Thanks, Bill! It is a piece of brass. Kind of looks like a button.

Kirk
 
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Kirk PA

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Nice day Kirk. I have found about a dozen of those "Mickey Mouse" padlocks, so called because of the two Mickey Mouse ears. Often times you only find the face, like yours. In fact I have that identical one. I have one from a strictly 18th century site, but the others are from sites that straddled 1800. Based on my experience, I would date them 1770 to 1820.

Thanks, Steve, it was a nice find. I am thrilled about my day. Colonial relics and two coppers.

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Don in SJ

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You done good!!!! :)

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doninbrewster

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Always like finding LC's and that padlock front is cool. Nice finds.
 

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Sweet finds Kirk. Coppers always make my day but finding colonial and post colonial relics to go along with the coppers makes a hunt more interesting. That padlock face is great. I bet it rang up like a copper. Did you think you had copper #3 before you wiped the dirt off of it?
 

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Some really nice stuff. Love the front from the "mickey mouse" lock. It IS colonial! I've dug them on 1700s sites.

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The usual great Kirk finds ! Keep it up finder of colonial keepers :headbang:

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