Hello. I'm new to this forum and just joined. I need help identifying this JAMES DIXON & SONS WARRANTED item. I found metal detecting in Charleston SC on a property dating back to the 18th 19th century. there was a house site on the property dating back to the 1800s. I do not know what this is off of. I have seen JAMES DIXON & SONS. But I never seen WARRANTED can anybody tell me what warranted means on this? I want to know what age this dates to. If anybody knows I gladly appreciate it.