More Flat Buttons, Crotal Bell, and Some Other Interesting Finds from the 1830s Site

NorILdigcollector

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I went out for a couple hours this afternoon with my daughter to the 1830s farm site. It was above freezing today but the ground was still frozen down a about 2 or 3 inches. My best find was a Turner Bower & Co. "Best Treble" flat button. The tiny crotal bell was an interesting find. Almost all of the items were found in a 15x30 foot area. One of the other flat buttons says "Warranted Orange". I think the area may have been a trash dump or burn pile because the ground is full of signals and a lot of the finds show evidence of being in a fire. I am now up to 19 flat buttons from this site.
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I guess you know the last picture is a padlock keyhole cover.
Can't see a 'crotal' bell but looks like a small cat bell.
 

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Well done getting a few recoveries from the site again. That's a lot of buttons, so there's been some lengthy activity.

It seems that you have a 100+yr spread on the finds. Which isn't a bad thing in any way, it's just the way it is.
The lock cover and buttons are certainly in the same era-but the little bell/tag/lighter wheel/key are in another.

From doing sites for a long period of time the finds are concentrated to a small area as yours is.

I don't see the evidence of being burnt on the lock cover, or the buttons, the lead isn't either.
If the house/trash pit burns you'd be digging blobs of lead, and melted blobs of other things.
Glass is always a great indicator if a fire happened-it has that unmistakable look to it.
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I went out for a couple hours this afternoon with my daughter to the 1830s farm site. It was above freezing today but the ground was still frozen down a about 2 or 3 inches. My best find was a Turner Bower & Co. "Best Treble" flat button. The tiny crotal bell was an interesting find. Almost all of the items were found in a 15x30 foot area. One of the other flat buttons says "Warranted Orange". I think the area may have been a trash dump or burn pile because the ground is full of signals and a lot of the finds show evidence of being in a fire. I am now up to 19 flat buttons from this site. View attachment 2058306 View attachment 2058307 View attachment 2058308 View attachment 2058309 View attachment 2058310 View attachment 2058311 View attachment 2058312 View attachment 2058313
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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