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some random finds when exploring some backroads

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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was walking along a small road the other day , its wooded ( no houses ) and goes to a small lake eventually , was finding the odd can or bottle but nothing that old

but found a small dumping along it , oddly a tree had grown into it , mostly just rusted cans and some glass jars .

also a cod liver oil bottle ( which I've yet to clean as I cannot get cap off so it looks awful ) , small green liquor bottle ? , broken green plate and broken dish

and a French Canadian bottle for spruce gum syrup , read it was some sort of cold remedy but its badly damaged ( not broken yet ) corked but I don't think its that old as dump was 30's or 40's era

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RCO

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Ontario , Canada
also found a couple cans the other day , along a smaller road that connected with a highway . had walked around the area and found little other than a couple modern cans .

but then came across a small dumping under some evergreen trees , mostly rusted oil or apple juice cans . a couple bottles , one for juice and second cooking oil .

and 5 metal cans - 2 for okeefe's old Vienna beer , 3 flat top soda cans - Canada dry ginger ale , Tab , Canada dry - cola

the cola and Tab are very rusted but was able to positively id them , the Tab looks very early

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RCO

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on Saturday I also poked around a vacant lot along the highway , years ago there was a building on it , some sort of junk store , pretty sure it was a store , would of been torn down 10 maybe 15 years ago I can't remember exactly

fairly large lot with trees and small rock hill areas , had been to it before and don't recall finding much

but came across a few different areas with items

small late 80's dumping , some glass jars , stubby pop bottles ( no labels ) one says A & W cream soda . couple cans , cott - cola , mountain dew , sunpac - grapefruit

a few metal tools near a rock , like a little kid left them there when playing ,

also a damaged blueish insulator ( missing bottom row ) , cup with house , was a small pile of broken glass wear and found it in it , has a chip but not broken

and a silver plated tea kettle found in a pile of scrap metal/junk , unsure of age or maker but says made in Canada on bottom

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willong

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Apr 22, 2009
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Port Angeles, WA
Other than the hammer needing a new handle, the hammer, splitting wedge and chisel are all good usable tools. It always baffles me why people throw away such things. Why don't people give such items to a friend, neighbor or charitable thrift store?

If you clean the wedge with a wire brush you might find it is a Craftsman Brand. I bought two just like it in 1975 and misplaced or lost one of them years ago--it still bugs me every time I think of it. For whatever reason, it usually bothers me more to lose an item than to break one in use.

I like that cup and its simple rustic graphics. I've retained and used cups with more chips than that; and the single chip I see in its rim doesn't even affect a right-handed drinker.

The pitcher is attractive. Do you know if it is a special purpose item? Is it made of pewter?
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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Ontario , Canada
Other than the hammer needing a new handle, the hammer, splitting wedge and chisel are all good usable tools. It always baffles me why people throw away such things. Why don't people give such items to a friend, neighbor or charitable thrift store?

If you clean the wedge with a wire brush you might find it is a Craftsman Brand. I bought two just like it in 1975 and misplaced or lost one of them years ago--it still bugs me every time I think of it. For whatever reason, it usually bothers me more to lose an item than to break one in use.

I like that cup and its simple rustic graphics. I've retained and used cups with more chips than that; and the single chip I see in its rim doesn't even affect a right-handed drinker.

The pitcher is attractive. Do you know if it is a special purpose item? Is it made of pewter?
I found the 3 tools on a rocky hillside , appeared a kid had been playing with them and left them there years ago .


there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the cup ( house image on it ) other than a very minor chip

I think its a tea kettle with some custom changes , not sure who made it or year . its silver plated but made of copper , refered to as electroplated ( EP )
 

buriedtreasuretime

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May 10, 2009
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Other than the hammer needing a new handle, the hammer, splitting wedge and chisel are all good usable tools. It always baffles me why people throw away such things. Why don't people give such items to a friend, neighbor or charitable thrift store?

If you clean the wedge with a wire brush you might find it is a Craftsman Brand. I bought two just like it in 1975 and misplaced or lost one of them years ago--it still bugs me every time I think of it. For whatever reason, it usually bothers me more to lose an item than to break one in use.

I like that cup and its simple rustic graphics. I've retained and used cups with more chips than that; and the single chip I see in its rim doesn't even affect a right-handed drinker.

The pitcher is attractive. Do you know if it is a special purpose item? Is it made of pewter?
The pitcher is a cocktail shaker for batched drinks, hence the caps on the spout and top. The short handled sledge and flat chisel I suspect are stone mason tools. That’s a good wedge for wood splitting but could also be used for splitting rock with natural clefts, but my bet is on firewood.


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