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Is this a Lighting Rod Top?

barberman

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Dec 27, 2008
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I got 4 privies to check out in a downtown location. Friend owns the site and just bulldozed the lot to fresh black topsoil. I picked this glass up at lunch time today....This stuff was just laying on the ground. Hope find some cool pop bottles and pharmacies. Rick from Kansas
 

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hemihampton

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When looking for Privy's I always start with back corners, then work my way across back property line & then up sides of Property lines. if nothing there then you got the whole back yard to probe. Good Luck. LEON.
 

sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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Not an expert on LR balls, but it doesn't look like one to me. I think they are open at both ends and also, I'm seeing what looks like internal threads in the neck of your piece. Also, thicker than I would expect. Looks like you need to tear up the patch on that property. Looking forward to what you find out there, and best of luck!
 

barberman

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Dec 27, 2008
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Thanks for your response. Property is all open and I've got several months to dig. Going to probe and dowse this weekend. I've dug 6 privies. 2 good ones and 4 marginal one. Here is my first dig.
 

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slugplate

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Thanks for your response. Property is all open and I've got several months to dig. Going to probe and dowse this weekend. I've dug 6 privies. 2 good ones and 4 marginal one. Here is my first dig.
Good luck on your dig. It's always exciting and you never know what next great thing will be uncovered.
 

Brewster113

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Does not look like any lightning rod ball I have ever seen, sold my collection years ago but never had any with threads. It looks to have a positioning indent on the bottom, perhaps a toilet float, some kind of waterer for a bird cage.
Bruce
 

barberman

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Dec 27, 2008
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Is this a Georgia Coke? Rain and snow hasn't helped my digging. After the heavy equipment scraped the ground I'm finding good signs of older pops. 4-6 sights on this lot look promising. Last week I found this. Best I can tell its a Vidalia, Georgia Coca Cola bottle. But what would it be doing up here in Kansas? Comments appreciated.
 

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