Terrifically interesting finds at Ohio home built in 1828

OhioTrevor

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I had a terrific hunt under less than ideal conditions (hot and dry) at a home built in 1828. It is rumored that the home has hosted 4 US Presidents. I can't wait to return when the soil is more moist and conductive.

Notwithstanding the hard dry ground, I found:

  1. a nearly perfect pair of antique scissors used to trim the wicks on candles and oil burning lamps
  2. two really interesting skeleton keys and a skeleton key door plate
  3. an old car (British toy car)
  4. a flat button
  5. a dropped civil war era mini ball
Surprisingly, no old coins. I'm hoping those turn up next time.
 

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Digger RJ

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I had a terrific hunt under less than ideal conditions (hot and dry) at a home built in 1828. It is rumored that the home has hosted 4 US Presidents. I can't wait to return when the soil is more moist and conductive.

Notwithstanding the hard dry ground, I found:

  1. a nearly perfect pair of antique scissors used to trim the wicks on candles and oil burning lamps
  2. two really interesting skeleton keys and a skeleton key door plate
  3. an old car (British toy car)
  4. a flat button
  5. a dropped civil war era mini ball
Surprisingly, no old coins. I'm hoping those turn up next time.
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

Florida Finder

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I had a terrific hunt under less than ideal conditions (hot and dry) at a home built in 1828. It is rumored that the home has hosted 4 US Presidents. I can't wait to return when the soil is more moist and conductive.

Notwithstanding the hard dry ground, I found:

  1. a nearly perfect pair of antique scissors used to trim the wicks on candles and oil burning lamps
  2. two really interesting skeleton keys and a skeleton key door plate
  3. an old car (British toy car)
  4. a flat button
  5. a dropped civil war era mini ball
Surprisingly, no old coins. I'm hoping those turn up next time.
Some very nice finds! Keep at it!
 

ANTIQUARIAN

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Those wick trimming scissors are a beautiful find Trevor, very unique. :thumbsup:
Who was the maker of the toy car, I'd hazard a guess that it was either Lesney or Matchbox.
Dave
 

villagenut

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Oct 18, 2014
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I don't know how those scissors got past my radar......but glad I finally caught em. Not your usual par and worthy of a banner from me......
 

Gare

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Presently using Deus's have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
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Great Finds Congrats
 

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