I had a feeling about this derelict town lot....

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Sometimes we drive down roads seldom driven due to various reasons, and it leads us to new interesting places to metal detect! This field caught my eye about a month ago when I started driving to the grocery store a different way and I finally got around to beeping it today and found some cool stuff! The gun is a pencil sharpener..the coins are a 1918 buffalo nickle, a silver S mintmark war nickle (unknown date going to tumble it has fire damage), a 1936-s winged liberty dime, two wheaties (1941-D and 1930-S). Also got a copper printing plate advertising trumpets, a little bell, a clock winder, a copper bracelet and ring, and a barrel tap handle. Thanks for looking, cheers!
 

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Digger RJ

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Sometimes we drive down roads seldom driven due to various reasons, and it leads us to new interesting places to metal detect! This field caught my eye about a month ago when I started driving to the grocery store a different way and I finally got around to beeping it today and found some cool stuff! The gun is a pencil sharpener..the coins are a 1918 buffalo nickle, a silver S mintmark war nickle (unknown date going to tumble it has fire damage), a 1936-s winged liberty dime, two wheaties (1941-D and 1930-S). Also got a copper printing plate with a section mysteriously removed (old school censoring?), a little bell, a clock winder, a copper bracelet and ring, and a barrel tap handle. Thanks for looking, cheers!
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Curiosity once again produces the keepers. Well done.
It's would be interesting to see what the plate reads after it's cleaned up a tad.
Pencil rubbing maybe-or mirror photo.
The cut out of the plate was a way leaving a blank space in the printing process I believe.
 

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Neat finds. The printing plate is an advertisement for “Holton’s - America’s Greatest Band Instruments”. I would guess that the cut-out enabled pictures of different instruments to be inserted into the generic text, or possibly addresses of local stockists for Holton’s products.

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This was Frank Holton & Co. of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and you can read the company history at the link below:
https://redevelop.drobnakbrass.com/conc8/index.php/features/features-3/history-frank-holton-company
 
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With what Redcoat said, I believe the text is referring to choking up on a bat handle?

I can see the word “Llewellyn” at the top and I would be sure the word preceding it is “Revelation” and the word after it is "Model". Llewellyn was principal trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the style of trumpet he used was produced by Holton under that model name. See half-way down this page:

https://holtonloyalist.com/trumpets/

I can’t read all the text but at the end it says: “So easy playing that when you first play it you’ll never want to lay it down”.
 
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I can see the word “Llewellyn” at the top and I would be sure the word preceding it is “Revelation” and the word after it is "Model". Llewellyn was principal trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the style of trumpet he used was produced by Horton under that model name. See half-way down this page:

https://holtonloyalist.com/trumpets/

I can’t read all the text but at the end it says: “So easy playing that when you first play it you’ll never want to lay it down”.
Thanks Redcoat for looking closer than I did. I was rushing after getting the image manipulated.
 

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I think the blue rectangular item is a set or at least the cover for a torch tip cleaner.

Yes, likely for a cleaning kit including files… like this:

Oxweld 1.jpg Oxweld 2.jpg Oxweld 3.jpg

The Oxweld trademark in that lettering style dates back to 1913 but it was only registered for “Hand Tools for cleaning the tips and nozzles of welding, heating, and cutting blowpipes” in 1951, with a claimed first use in commerce in 1948.
 

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