Some Odd Finds from an Old Dump & The Biggest Ring I've Ever Found

oldmxrat

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Following a lead I found researching online I took a long drive to an old town dumpsite. It has clearly been dug for bottles as piles of broken bottles were everywhere and old cans and other junk piled next to the bottle piles. Probably been detected before also, but since I was there I gave it a go.

I found an old doorbell escutcheon, a Heinz 57 glass bottle stopper, a heart pendant(no writing on it), a harmonica reed(my first), a lock escutcheon, and some other odds and ends, the most puzzling of which is the 'T' shaped brass item.
It has two different sized ends with concave faces and a hole in the center which only goes in 1/2 inch. The 'handle' looking end looks like it was swaged into a hole as a rivet would be.

The little eagle buckle thing is brass and plastic. The other odd thing below the lock escutcheon is the second one I've found and have no idea what it could be.

On the way out of town I spied a park and gave it a quick look. Somebody has been coin shooting that place as there were no coins except for nickels. What there were was a ton of low and mid signals like pull tabs and gum wrapper foil. I was happy to see nobody was looking for gold there. I pulled the titanium ring first. That thing is huge, size 13.5! Too bad it wasn't gold. The other ring is costume bling. I only had about a half hour to look there. I'll be hitting that park at some point in the future, too bad it's so far.


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TomW244

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Following a lead I found researching online I took a long drive to an old town dumpsite. It has clearly been dug for bottles as piles of broken bottles were everywhere and old cans and other junk piled next to the bottle piles. Probably been detected before also, but since I was there I gave it a go.

I found an old doorbell escutcheon, a Heinz 57 glass bottle stopper, a heart pendant(no writing on it), a harmonica reed(my first), a lock escutcheon, and some other odds and ends, the most puzzling of which is the 'T' shaped brass item.
It has two different sized ends with concave faces and a hole in the center which only goes in 1/2 inch. The 'handle' looking end looks like it was swaged into a hole as a rivet would be.

The little eagle buckle thing is brass and plastic. The other odd thing below the lock escutcheon is the second one I've found and have no idea what it could be.

On the way out of town I spied a park and gave it a quick look. Somebody has been coin shooting that place as there were no coins except for nickels. What there were was a ton of low and mid signals like pull tabs and gum wrapper foil. I was happy to see nobody was looking for gold there. I pulled the titanium ring first. That thing is huge, size 13.5! Too bad it wasn't gold. The other ring is costume bling. I only had about

Congrats on the ring, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing what else you pull from the high-tones hunted park. But, I must say that the Heinz 57 stopper is my favorite of your finds! How often do you get to see something like that?!
 

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Following a lead I found researching online I took a long drive to an old town dumpsite. It has clearly been dug for bottles as piles of broken bottles were everywhere and old cans and other junk piled next to the bottle piles. Probably been detected before also, but since I was there I gave it a go.

I found an old doorbell escutcheon, a Heinz 57 glass bottle stopper, a heart pendant(no writing on it), a harmonica reed(my first), a lock escutcheon, and some other odds and ends, the most puzzling of which is the 'T' shaped brass item.
It has two different sized ends with concave faces and a hole in the center which only goes in 1/2 inch. The 'handle' looking end looks like it was swaged into a hole as a rivet would be.

The little eagle buckle thing is brass and plastic. The other odd thing below the lock escutcheon is the second one I've found and have no idea what it could be.

On the way out of town I spied a park and gave it a quick look. Somebody has been coin shooting that place as there were no coins except for nickels. What there were was a ton of low and mid signals like pull tabs and gum wrapper foil. I was happy to see nobody was looking for gold there. I pulled the titanium ring first. That thing is huge, size 13.5! Too bad it wasn't gold. The other ring is costume bling. I only had about a half hour to look there. I'll be hitting that park at some point in the future, too bad it's so far.


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Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Following a lead I found researching online I took a long drive to an old town dumpsite. It has clearly been dug for bottles as piles of broken bottles were everywhere and old cans and other junk piled next to the bottle piles. Probably been detected before also, but since I was there I gave it a go.

I found an old doorbell escutcheon, a Heinz 57 glass bottle stopper, a heart pendant(no writing on it), a harmonica reed(my first), a lock escutcheon, and some other odds and ends, the most puzzling of which is the 'T' shaped brass item.
It has two different sized ends with concave faces and a hole in the center which only goes in 1/2 inch. The 'handle' looking end looks like it was swaged into a hole as a rivet would be.

The little eagle buckle thing is brass and plastic. The other odd thing below the lock escutcheon is the second one I've found and have no idea what it could be.

On the way out of town I spied a park and gave it a quick look. Somebody has been coin shooting that place as there were no coins except for nickels. What there were was a ton of low and mid signals like pull tabs and gum wrapper foil. I was happy to see nobody was looking for gold there. I pulled the titanium ring first. That thing is huge, size 13.5! Too bad it wasn't gold. The other ring is costume bling. I only had about a half hour to look there. I'll be hitting that park at some point in the future, too bad it's so far.


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Good hunt!
 

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Following a lead I found researching online I took a long drive to an old town dumpsite. It has clearly been dug for bottles as piles of broken bottles were everywhere and old cans and other junk piled next to the bottle piles. Probably been detected before also, but since I was there I gave it a go.

I found an old doorbell escutcheon, a Heinz 57 glass bottle stopper, a heart pendant(no writing on it), a harmonica reed(my first), a lock escutcheon, and some other odds and ends, the most puzzling of which is the 'T' shaped brass item.
It has two different sized ends with concave faces and a hole in the center which only goes in 1/2 inch. The 'handle' looking end looks like it was swaged into a hole as a rivet would be.

The little eagle buckle thing is brass and plastic. The other odd thing below the lock escutcheon is the second one I've found and have no idea what it could be.

On the way out of town I spied a park and gave it a quick look. Somebody has been coin shooting that place as there were no coins except for nickels. What there were was a ton of low and mid signals like pull tabs and gum wrapper foil. I was happy to see nobody was looking for gold there. I pulled the titanium ring first. That thing is huge, size 13.5! Too bad it wasn't gold. The other ring is costume bling. I only had about a half hour to look there. I'll be hitting that park at some point in the future, too bad it's so far.


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The T shaped item is a hash pipe probably late 60s
 
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oldmxrat

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The T shaped item is a hash pipe probably late 60s
Looks like one, but the'stem' is solid and the other holes are only 1/2 ' deep.
 

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