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The best of today's finds:
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Finds include:
1. Parker's Hair Balsam
2. Peer-Amid Re Umberto
3. Fred Schierenbeck Bottling Co. 403-405 East 101 Street.
4. One Gallon Stoneware Jug
5. A little whiskey sampler
6. Brass key

Don't get too jealous just yet, the jug is not complete. It was the last find of the day so I didn't have enough time to screen all the soil for the missing pieces. I only found one of the smaller fragments. Will need to return later for a chance at the rest, if they're there at all.
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In situ, the two largest halves can be seen:
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Parker's Hair Balsam:
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Fred Schierenbeck:
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Fresh from the mud:
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Little key fresh from the ground:
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That's all for now.
 

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The best of today's finds:
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Finds include:
1. Parker's Hair Balsam
2. Peer-Amid Re Umberto
3. Fred Schierenbeck Bottling Co. 403-405 East 101 Street.
4. One Gallon Stoneware Jug
5. A little whiskey sampler
6. Brass key

Don't get too jealous just yet, the jug is not complete. It was the last find of the day so I didn't have enough time to screen all the soil for the missing pieces. I only found one of the smaller fragments. Will need to return later for a chance at the rest, if they're there at all.
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In situ, the two largest halves can be seen:
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Parker's Hair Balsam:
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Fred Schierenbeck:
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Fresh from the mud:
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Little key fresh from the ground:
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That's all for now.
UnderMiner
Lol... I'm not jealous over that jug... I would have left that one there.
I am jealous because I don't have time to get out there poking around until hopefully Sunday.

Pretty good digging for January.

I particularly like the blob top and am enjoying your pictures. Keep them coming. Roy
 

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Lol... I'm not jealous over that jug... I would have left that one there.
I am jealous because I don't have time to get out there poking around until hopefully Sunday.

Pretty good digging for January.

I particularly like the blob top and am enjoying your pictures. Keep them coming. Roy

Opposite for me, I love stoneware, there is very little of it to be found near me for some reason. So I take anything I can find. There are however tons of glass blob bottles to be found. I also enjoy repairing the broken stoneward. If I don't find the remaining peices I will still find a way to fill in the holes and then paint an "XXX" on it and put it on display as a curiosity.
 
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Opposite for me, I love stoneware, there is very little of it to be found near me for some reason. So I take anything I can find. There are however tons of glass blob bottles to be found. I also enjoy repairing the broken stoneward. If I don't find the remaining peices I will still find a way to fill in the holes and then paint an "XXX" on it and put it on display as a curiosity.
Well okay then, I wish you the best of luck finding the missing pieces.
Let us know how you make out.
Roy
 

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I would clean up that key. It looks like a railroad lock type and they usually have abbreviations for the railway line it was used on stamped on the head. Some are ridiculously valuable if it's a certain railroad. I could be wrong but it looks like possibly a railroad lock key. Nice find!
 

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I would clean up that key. It looks like a railroad lock type and they usually have abbreviations for the railway line it was used on stamped on the head. Some are ridiculously valuable if it's a certain railroad. I could be wrong but it looks like possibly a railroad lock key. Nice find!

You're right, it is a railroad key. How facinating! Cleaned it up, and discovered it's from the Keystone Lock company of Lancaster, PA. Founded by E. T. Fraim in 1879 it operated until 1925. The key only has the maker's stamp and the number 68, so unfortunately I don't think we can determine the specific railroad it belonged to. You have a good eye for artifacts! I would have never guessed it was from a railroad without your comment! :D
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You're right, it is a railroad key. How facinating! Cleaned it up, and discovered it's from the Keystone Lock company of Lancaster, PA. Founded by E. T. Fraim in 1879 it operated until 1925. The key only has the maker's stamp and the number 68, so unfortunately I don't think we can determine the specific railroad it belonged to.
 

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Glad to help. I've had a few but am really a novice at best on these keys. It's still a great historic small item and it's neat to know a little about it from the markings. You have a fun area to be poking around in. Good luck! Johnny M.
 

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The best of today's finds:
I have to confess that no forum member these days consistently posts as many finds that make me so envious of their "diggin's." (Hemihampton comes close, though I think I could wander your tidal flats more comfortably than I could poke around some of the sketchy Detroit environs that Leon hunts.)
 

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The best of today's finds:
View attachment 243292
Finds include:
1. Parker's Hair Balsam
2. Peer-Amid Re Umberto
3. Fred Schierenbeck Bottling Co. 403-405 East 101 Street.
4. One Gallon Stoneware Jug
5. A little whiskey sampler
6. Brass key

Don't get too jealous just yet, the jug is not complete. It was the last find of the day so I didn't have enough time to screen all the soil for the missing pieces. I only found one of the smaller fragments. Will need to return later for a chance at the rest, if they're there at all.
View attachment 243293
View attachment 243294

In situ, the two largest halves can be seen:
View attachment 243295

Parker's Hair Balsam:
View attachment 243297

Fred Schierenbeck:
View attachment 243296
Fresh from the mud:
View attachment 243299

Little key fresh from the ground:
View attachment 243298

That's all for now.
Looks like there might be some embossing on the key.
Very similar to "Switch Keys" for the railroad.
A nice find if it is. Switch locks are easier to find.
 

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