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Blackfoot58

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Started off slow: a lot of rusty tin surrounded by broken glass, crockery, etc. Finally found a few neat items: horseshoe, square nails, electrical insulating “knob”, a buckle and a protractor to name a few. The protractor is not ferrous and has a green patina. I’d guess copper. It is very thin; amazing that it wasn’t mangled. The buckle is non-ferrous also. I’d guess brass. The license plate is 15-1/2” long. I can’t read the year. No real value but I really enjoy the history of the property.
 

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VaGent

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A nice day digging! If the semi-circle item is what you said is the protractor, it might also be part of an old clock. Sometimes you find frames like that with gears still attached.
 
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Blackfoot58

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A nice day digging! If the semi-circle item is what you said is the protractor, it might also be part of an old clock. Sometimes you find frames like that with gears still attached.
I know what you mean, but this is a mathematical protractor. I’ve seen old ones made of copper, brass and bronze. My uncle’s dad was a pattern maker. He had a full set of copper gauges: compass, protractor, 6” ruler, etc. thanks!
 

Sandog

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Before you write off the car tag you should read this article about a FL tag that sold for $1000.
One more try:
 
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Blackfoot58

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Digger RJ

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Started off slow: a lot of rusty tin surrounded by broken glass, crockery, etc. Finally found a few neat items: horseshoe, square nails, electrical insulating “knob”, a buckle and a protractor to name a few. The protractor is not ferrous and has a green patina. I’d guess copper. It is very thin; amazing that it wasn’t mangled. The buckle is non-ferrous also. I’d guess brass. The license plate is 15-1/2” long. I can’t read the year. No real value but I really enjoy the history of the property.
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!
 

Back-of-the-boat

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The round metal piece with the hook on it, is from a Whippletree I think, I might be wrong.
 

Gare

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Presently using Deus 2's & Manticore have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's DEus's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
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Nice finds , Nice Postings :) Thanks for sharing with us all !!!!
 

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Started off slow: a lot of rusty tin surrounded by broken glass, crockery, etc. Finally found a few neat items: horseshoe, square nails, electrical insulating “knob”, a buckle and a protractor to name a few. The protractor is not ferrous and has a green patina. I’d guess copper. It is very thin; amazing that it wasn’t mangled. The buckle is non-ferrous also. I’d guess brass. The license plate is 15-1/2” long. I can’t read the year. No real value but I really enjoy the history of the property.
I love the bottom right item! Any idea what that is?
 

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