Studebaker "25" Serial # Plate

TheLittleMan

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I found this plate in a public park (WI) that's never been search and that I think was formerly a dump. I have found no old coins in this park, so it's been difficult to date, but have found lots of horse tack, harmonica reeds, and an amazing railroad lock that I believe dates to the late 1800s (pictured). I was told it's a Bohanon railroad lock.
20220519 Bohanan Lock late 1800s front.jpg 20220519 Bohanan Lock late 1800s back.jpg
I believe the Studebaker plate comes from the Model 25, which dates back to 1913. Not sure if they could roll off 313,806 of them in that year alone back then, but still, this is pretty special. If anyone knows their Studebakers, I'd be happy to learn more about this plate and get some verification if this really is the Model 25 that it appears to be. Thanks!
 
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traveller777

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Aug 20, 2017
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I found this plate in a public park (WI) that's never been search and that I think was formerly a dump. I have found no old coins in this park, so it's been difficult to date, but have found lots of horse tack, harmonica reeds, and an amazing railroad lock that I believe dates to the late 1800s (pictured). I was told it's a Bohanon railroad lock.
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I believe the Studebaker plate comes from the Model 25, which dates back to 1913. Not sure if they could roll off 313,806 of them in that year alone back then, but still, this is pretty special. If anyone knows their Studebakers, I'd be happy to learn more about this plate and get some verification if this really is the Model 25 that it appears to be. Thanks!

Nice finds. Well done on your analysis and research.
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
14,833
25,688
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
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All Treasure Hunting
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I found this plate in a public park (WI) that's never been search and that I think was formerly a dump. I have found no old coins in this park, so it's been difficult to date, but have found lots of horse tack, harmonica reeds, and an amazing railroad lock that I believe dates to the late 1800s (pictured). I was told it's a Bohanon railroad lock.
View attachment 2028631 View attachment 2028630
I believe the Studebaker plate comes from the Model 25, which dates back to 1913. Not sure if they could roll off 313,806 of them in that year alone back then, but still, this is pretty special. If anyone knows their Studebakers, I'd be happy to learn more about this plate and get some verification if this really is the Model 25 that it appears to be. Thanks!
Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

Centsless Detecting

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Aug 13, 2017
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2,490
Milwaukee WI
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-Minelab Equinox 800 with 11" and 6" coils - Garett ACE 250 - Garett AT Pinpointer-
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Nice finds little man. Both finds are cool indeed. Where in Wisconsin are you? I'm in the SE. Keep up the good work.
 

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