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Batteries?

Blackglass

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Oct 26, 2009
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Grafton Co. New Hampshire
I found these while digging at one of my friends 1870's-1900's trash pits. He says he finds them all the time, and broke one open once. Its made up of layers on the inside. They feel, and sound like when hit together, hard chalk. I have no idea what these are, but my best guess weould be some kind of battery? here's the pic.

Any ideas?

 

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cyberdigger

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Nov 29, 2008
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NJ
Those are carbon battery cores from early dry-cell batteries.. here's some info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc-carbon_battery
 

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