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    This isn't glass....but it's just as good!

    No idea why it was there ... clueless in fact. We haven't made it to the fairground yet either. It appears that may take a little more work than we'd hope. Ant
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    This isn't glass....but it's just as good!

    My friend and I dig pits a lot but we decided to go detecting one day... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJtr_F2Miu0
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    Privy #8. Found a Eyeball?

    Yes it is a doll's eyball. I have dug several different sizes of them.
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    Illinois Privy Dig - My first dig in my own yard

    actually, I think you're right bottlerocket.
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    Illinois Privy Dig - My first dig in my own yard

    Oh! and that tiny bottle is a syringe :0
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    Illinois Privy Dig - My first dig in my own yard

    Yup Bruce, I still remember the very day! Matt also dug a couple of the Louis Lowentrout ones which are a bit later than the one you have posted.
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    Illinois Privy Dig - My first dig in my own yard

    LOL. Nice Posts Matt :) I didn't realize Bruce was still on here! That pic he has of the quart is from Jim Searle's collection and is one of 2 whole ones known, Matt's is the second broken one to be found that I know of. He also found a broken M Heister pint beer which is just as rare too. I'll...
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    Weird plastic thingys from a 70's pit?!

    Vulcanized rubber. Same as lice combes made by the Goodyear company in 1851.
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    ID help

    Re: RE: ID help Oh! and sadly it does have a little damage... if I could figure out how to post pics on the new set up I'd post 'em Ant
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    ID help

    Re: RE: ID help Yeah... I hear what you're saying about where it may come from but everything about it looks like a US bottle... color, pontil, embossing etc. I spoke to John Pastor about it (apparently Fenton is only an hour drive from New Hudson) he was aware of it's existence but had not...
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    ID help

    I'm not aware of any. I only collected from 10-15 yrs old over there. I know they had a handful of early open pontiled stuff but it is mostly victorian age for collectors.
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    ID help

    Thanks Jim, I believe this came out of an auction in Michigan so that might make sense. Ant
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    ID help

    ...anyone know where Booth's was from?
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    ID help

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    Dug a good pit in Philadelphia in the rain Sunday

    Great dig guys!!! Ant
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    Cave Ins

    ...not much more to add other than what appliedlips has already said. When it comes to privy digging there are no courses to go on which teach us about compaction and soil types. That being said, the experience we have gleaned over many years of digging tends to be our educator and tutor...
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    Healy Bigelow Kickapoo 1890s newspaper ad!

    "Red brothers in the far west" nice.
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    Healy Bigelow Kickapoo 1890s newspaper ad!

    It's probably not a newspaper ad. A lot of medicines were wrapped with advertising like this... or it could simply be a flyer handed out at a medicine show? Ant

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