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My treasures found in a house built in 1896.

Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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The original property line has been deeded to another family on three sides. The other was dug up to pave the road into the property in the 70's. I hate that I can't go on the other property, I've have already asked permissions and was told no. The other choice is the back door, and if I'm correct there is a huge oak tree that may be a booger to get around with roots. Thank you so much for the help, I'm sure it will come in handy if they other building have one. Some are 1904,1910,1940,1960,1980. 1904 will be my best bet there I think

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Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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Buried treasure alert! These were in a crate that was located in a outer shed like structure behind the blue house. A pecan tree had grown up through the floor at some point and it was torn down and moved for other use at some point in the late 60's. The base of stones is where I found most. Some were totally burried. Can't wait to wash them off and see what they are!


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Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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So we were able to open the office desk finally yesterday. Loads of cool Seaboard Air Line Railroad items. A employee Daily Labor Log Equipment and Materials pack and a receipt book for ICE COAL CHARCOAL. Found this exact same map, but due to damage we haven't gotten it out yet. So many things are railroad specific here as well. The smoke house and out buildings closest to the Big House are filled with wonders. No glass or bottles to share today but I did find a oil can and a few Knickknacks.


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Huntindog

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Aug 14, 2012
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Be careful in there.
Be sure to wear eye protection, a mask and gloves and change them every time you go in.
There are many bad chemicals in the air and on what you bring out.
Congrats on your permission.
Good luck
 

Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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Be careful in there.
Be sure to wear eye protection, a mask and gloves and change them every time you go in.
There are many bad chemicals in the air and on what you bring out.
Congrats on your permission.
Good luck
Thank you, we are very cautious. And the home owner had the property tested prior to us being allowed in. A few lead paint areas we have to avoid and some sink holes but other than that all good.

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sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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Any idea of the age of the original blue structure? If you haven't already, you need to crawl under it, go through the attic, the whole nine yards. I agree with Leon that there is much older stuff on that property than what you've found so far. No reason to avoid the lead paint areas unless you plan on sanding or eating the stuff. Hell, I lettered with lead based enamels for years and I'm just fine as I close in on 60. A pair of gloves is a good idea though, not for hazmat, but to guard against a nasty cut.

You mentioned sink holes. Home eaters like in Florida or depressions in the ground? If they're the latter, you need to probe them as a possible privy or well.

Neat old SCL logo. Years ago, I made a large sign like that to go on a fellow's old wooden caboose that he had moved onto his property.
 

Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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The sink holes can be either really. We are on a coal vein that runs the Eastern part of Alabama. I've got the poll out checking as I pick around. The blue house is the original homestead. Being it was used while the main house was under construction. The only train stop in this area before Birmingham was 250 yards to the North of the home and property. A hotel was there and before it the main house was a stop to overnight for travelers. The blue home was cleaned out 5 years ago. A lot of the furniture of the main house came from it and it's still there. What didn't burn or fall through the floor when it went. I have been under that blue house a couple of times. Very neat storage of lumber and blacksmith items, the family is keeping the blacksmith items as they have a grandchild who will be producing metal sculptures in the near future. I'm always in gloves, puncture proof shoes and glasses. I'll refrain from eating the lead paint, if you insist. That was going to be the highlight of my day

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Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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Bottles Galore!!
As well as plates, a skillet, insulators, vases and rail road relay box with wiring still attached. And a very odd collection of Avon bottles, Mrs. Butterworth, and a milk bottle from the Area with a farm that I haven't been able to locate actually existing as of yet. Ceramic Christmas tree that may or may not work. Beautiful glass canisters, cookie jars, and a few pieces of cookware. That's what I unearthed today and I still have three rooms and the basement.


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Lookeyloo

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Feb 23, 2020
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These are some of the random Knickknack that I have cleaned up.
The boy graduate is not marked in anyway so still looking into him
Same with the small frosted glass ashtray.
Both copper miniature figures are Marked ODI, Old Dutch International. But I haven't had any luck matching them with their records as of yet.
The last little jewel is a soft metal pot of some kind its 1" tall and 1"x1 1/4" wide. No markings. But still very pretty.
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Hi! This looks like it might be a spitoon.
 

Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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Hi! This looks like it might be a spitoon.
But very very small one if it is. Its pewter and has two holes in the bottom that I found once I cleaned it up. What ever it is I think it's right cute!

Sent with smiles Steph
 

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