Old is my gold

tomytye

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I have 4 Indian trails/ox cart roads I hunt a lot. First two pics are oxen shoes and an ox horn knob. Found the knob last weekend. Everything in pics is probably pre 1700, maybe some up to the revolution. Second pic is a woodworking machine tag that the company went out of business approximately 1870. A plumb bob found 14”-16” deep next to stone foundation on a house built in 1740. And the last is some type of teaching aid at the site of an old schoolhouse that along with the church, the meeting house and a bunch of homes were board by board disassembled and moved 5 miles down the mountain in 1780-ish as they kept getting snowed in on top of the mountain. Old is my gold!!
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tomytye

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Metal end to a horn powder flask? Or did they use them on ox horns for safety?
You lead an ox by a nose ring. The can be cranky. And they’re friggin huge! These went on their horn so they didn’t gore you when they hit you with your head.
 

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Moving buildings down the mountain, keep from getting snowed in... never thought of that before (look higher up).
 

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I have 4 Indian trails/ox cart roads I hunt a lot. First two pics are oxen shoes and an ox horn knob. Found the knob last weekend. Everything in pics is probably pre 1700, maybe some up to the revolution. Second pic is a woodworking machine tag that the company went out of business approximately 1870. A plumb bob found 14”-16” deep next to stone foundation on a house built in 1740. And the last is some type of teaching aid at the site of an old schoolhouse that along with the church, the meeting house and a bunch of homes were board by board disassembled and moved 5 miles down the mountain in 1780-ish as they kept getting snowed in on top of the mountain. Old is my gold!! View attachment 2012128 View attachment 2012130 View attachment 2012129 View attachment 2012131
Cool stuff!!! Congrats!!! Is that an old plumb bob?
 

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I've seen old plumb bobs look just like it (more like the stone/brick mason type).
 
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tomytye

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Moving buildings down the mountain, keep from getting snowed in... never thought of that before (look higher up).
Actually was following the road to the new location. Found an early 1700’s Vermont copper super poor barely legible condition. (My coin guy has it) and a 1857 flying eagle penny. It’s with maybe $20, poor condition. Same penny if it was 1856 would’ve been worth $20,000-$30,000. Damn! Oh well. I’ll be back up there sometime this summer.
 

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Dig everything! Coins often can hide near iron.
 

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I do wood working so my favorite is the sign, but all the others are cool also.
 
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tomytye

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Really cool bunch of finds, congrats! I find lots of ox shoes in the Sierras near home, hoping one day to find an ox knob.
Little known ox fact. These men that hauled goods on their carts pulled by a team of oxen were called teamsters. They were the original truckers. My wife is a municipal employee and is a teamster. She found that connection, that bit of trivia fascinating.
 

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Little known ox fact. These men that hauled goods on their carts pulled by a team of oxen were called teamsters. They were the original truckers. My wife is a municipal employee and is a teamster. She found that connection, that bit of trivia fascinating.
In doing pension file research on fold 3 for the war of 1812 I have found several referrals, mostly militia, where the wagon haulers were listed as Teamsters, though not stated I believe their wagons were all horse drawn. I am sure that Speed was more important than power for most of the situation‘s.
 

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I have 4 Indian trails/ox cart roads I hunt a lot. First two pics are oxen shoes and an ox horn knob. Found the knob last weekend. Everything in pics is probably pre 1700, maybe some up to the revolution. Second pic is a woodworking machine tag that the company went out of business approximately 1870. A plumb bob found 14”-16” deep next to stone foundation on a house built in 1740. And the last is some type of teaching aid at the site of an old schoolhouse that along with the church, the meeting house and a bunch of homes were board by board disassembled and moved 5 miles down the mountain in 1780-ish as they kept getting snowed in on top of the mountain. Old is my gold!! View attachment 2012128 View attachment 2012130 View attachment 2012129 View attachment 2012131
very cool finds, don't believe I've ever dug a plumb bob, wtg
 

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