Penny gear, token, printing plate, keys and various finds…

Underwonder

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Here are some finds from the other day now organized and cleaned up. I found the gear made from a penny, the token, and the printing plates the most interesting.
 

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I like the way you document your finds. This may help.

Here’s the two patents relating to your clip . The first by George H. Phelps of Newton, Massachusetts and the second an improvement on it by Robert Gorton, also of Newton, Massachusetts:

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The patents were in use by the George Frost Company of Boston, Massachusetts, who made “ladies furnishings”. Their trademark products included the “Boston Garter” (also the “Gentlemen’s Boston Garter” from 1878) and “Velvet Grip” hose supporters.

Gorton was married to George Frost’s niece.
 
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Underwonder

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I like the way you document your finds. This may help.

Here’s the two patents relating to your clip . The first by George H. Phelps of Newton, Massachusetts and the second an improvement on it by Robert Gorton, also of Newton, Massachusetts:

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The patents were in use by the George Frost Company of Boston, Massachusetts, who made “ladies furnishings”. Their trademark products included the “Boston Garter” (also the “Gentlemen’s Boston Garter” from 1878) and “Velvet Grip” hose supporters.

Gorton was married to George Frost’s niece.
Excellent, Red-Coat. Thank you for that information! I enjoy learning about discoveries as much as finding them! Now if I could just organize displays LOL!
 

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Here are some finds from the other day now organized and cleaned up. I found the gear made from a penny, the token, and the printing plates the most interesting.
such interesting finds! wtg putting that printing plate back together. Love the IHP and the skeleton key. I have yet to find a skeleton key, do you remember how it rang up on your machine?
 

pepperj

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Well done getting lots of neat recoveries.
The round plate (right of the gear picture) is from a pocket watch.
Like the labeling of the finds
 
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Underwonder

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such interesting finds! wtg putting that printing plate back together. Love the IHP and the skeleton key. I have yet to find a skeleton key, do you remember how it rang up on your machine?
Hi Hunk-a-lead…
I remember thinking it might be a penny. I retested it on the Equinox 600 park 1 setting and it gave a solid tone in both directions with numbers ranging 17-23 but mostly 18 -20…Good luck finding your key! We’ve been watching “Locke and Key” so it was a fun find. I still want to find a crotal bell! Happy hunting!
 

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