Pictorial Tooled-Crown Beer, Ink, and A Wooden Barrel

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Went on a long and exhausting adventure today. Here's the pictorial tooled-crown beer bottle, its from brewers Welz and Zerweck:
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Here's a nice tooled ink, second in three days, a recent washout from the rains most likely:
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I also excavated an old wooden crate (no treasure inside) and a wooden barrel (also empty):
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Barrel:
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The barrel once had 6 rings, but they have since disintegrated (though their outlines still persist). The lid is made of three pieces, once held together by wooden pegs. Overall it's 22 inches tall. This is in technical terms not a barrel but a "firkin" or 1/4 barrel. It would have held 9 gallons. This size was standardized in 1824.

This is a modern firkin:
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It took alot of effort to excavate, clean, and transport the pieces back home. I plan on putting it back together tomorrow if not for any other reason than to see if I can. There should be about 70% of the artifact here.

I unfortunately could not take the wooden crate as well, but I did stash it. It is very interesting because it's held together by mortise and tenon, something you don't see too often these days but was common back then.
 

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Went on a long and exhausting adventure today. Here's the pictorial tooled-crown beer bottle, its from brewers Welz and Zerweck:
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Here's a nice tooled ink, second in three days, a recent washout from the rains most likely:
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I also excavated an old wooden crate (no treasure inside) and a wooden barrel (also empty):
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Barrel:
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The barrel once had 6 rings, but they have since disintegrated (though their outlines still persist). The lid is made of three pieces, once held together by wooden pegs. Overall it's 22 inches tall. This is in technical terms not a barrel but a "firkin" or 1/4 barrel. It would have held 9 gallons. This size was standardized in 1824.

This is a modern firkin:
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It took alot of effort to excavate, clean, and transport the pieces back home. I plan on putting it back together tomorrow if not for any other reason than to see if I can. There should be about 70% of the artifact here.

I unfortunately could not take the wooden crate as well, but I did stash it. It is very interesting because it's held together by mortise and tenon, something you don't see too often these days but was common back then.
Patiently waiting for the picture of the finished firkin.
 

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