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KILLER DIG!!!!!! Pontil's and pre-1870s galore! Also killer militia stuff!

EdsFinds

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Jan 4, 2020
45
8
Wow! It's encouraging to see that there is still the possibility of finding such old bottles! About all I see or expect to find these days are soda bottles from the 60s upward. I find it so curious that you found them in a rocky area since I too have a site (an old brick factory) where I find tons of bottles (most are too common or modern) amidst all the rubble and leftover bricks. How did they survive? Well, congrats on your finds, and I wish you luck on finding more! Post any new ones! It encourages me that there are still some out there to find!
 

EvansBottles

Member
Dec 20, 2016
20
3
Awesome finds! The one Military piece with an eagle on it is a belt buckle.
There should be another piece that would have the same rectangular part. But
the other part would be a ring. Embossed with leaves forming a wreath. The round
pat you found hooked into the wreath/ring. and secured the belt. It may have even
been a buckle for a sword belt. Hopefully you might find the other half.
 

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
628
77
Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
Awesome finds! The one Military piece with an eagle on it is a belt buckle.
There should be another piece that would have the same rectangular part. But
the other part would be a ring. Embossed with leaves forming a wreath. The round
pat you found hooked into the wreath/ring. and secured the belt. It may have even
been a buckle for a sword belt. Hopefully you might find the other half.
Yeah, I'll try to look for the other part when I go back.
 

PlaneDiggerCam

Well-Known Member
Sep 4, 2017
628
77
Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
Wow! It's encouraging to see that there is still the possibility of finding such old bottles! About all I see or expect to find these days are soda bottles from the 60s upward. I find it so curious that you found them in a rocky area since I too have a site (an old brick factory) where I find tons of bottles (most are too common or modern) amidst all the rubble and leftover bricks. How did they survive? Well, congrats on your finds, and I wish you luck on finding more! Post any new ones! It encourages me that there are still some out there to find!
They will survive in the caverns or crevices between the rocks.
 

LalaGirl

Active Member
Apr 7, 2020
43
8
Amazing that the one with the bubble survived, especially since it was partly on the neck! So, was that on private property, or a creek dump? I'm thinking, with the rocks, it was private property...)
 

Huntindog

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Aug 14, 2012
105
18
Great finds....
On those brass pieces (buttons and buckle) when you find them fight the urge to wash them.
Set them aside and let them dry. use a soft brush and toothpick to remove the most of the dirt.
Get some Aluminum jelly sold at hardware stores and apply with a Soft brush, lightly brush, don't scrub.
Now rinse well with water and let dry.
Then lightly buff them with a soft cloth and coat with a light coating of olive oil.
 

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