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Some finds from my travels clay pipes, marbles, and other things

ArmyDigger

Bottle digger, collector, and military historian
Dec 22, 2020
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Hampton, New Hampshire
Some of the cool finds I’ve found in Hampton and Newmarket nh I only have one of my marbles which Is clay my glass ones are in storage now also a neat bell I found
 

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Bottle 2 Rocks

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Those are always neat finds-the extras help tell a story of the past in a way. I only found one clay pipe in my past but that may be because of location's I dug out in farmlands of Carroll Co. Md just didn't have very diverse bottles or trash. Now privys and inner city sites which I have never had the pleasure to dig are full of diverse items. Keep digging.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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I love that bell too, but My thoughts on it, by the photos, makes me think it is bronze or much lower alloy than brass because of the graininess (if that's a word). Still such a sweet bell to find!
~Fred
I picture an old store with a bell that rings when the door is opened. Old school!
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ROBBYBOBBY64

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I love that bell too, but My thoughts on it, by the photos, makes me think it is bronze or much lower alloy than brass because of the graininess (if that's a word). Still such a sweet bell to find!
~Fred
That makes more sense. I saw the green oxidation and wasn't thinking about brass. Brass a mixture of copper, zinc and iron. Another possible material would be naval brass a mixture of copper zinc and tin resistant to sea water and corrosion. Because of the condition, i would say it is brass.
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