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  1. FindingHistory

    Tiny brass auger (War of 1812 tavern site)

    Hi all, No idea what this is, what it was used for (carpentry maybe?) or how old it is, but I dug this little brass thumbscrew-type auger on my War of 1812 tavern site. Could be late 1700s on up thru 1900's, but I'm guessing based on its patina that it's pre-1880s... could be wrong...
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    Another brass/bronze decorative piece(s) from near the War of 1812 tavern site - found this yesterday

    Hi all, For a long time, I've been wanting to approach the people who own some private property just north of the public property (woods) War of 1812 era tavern site that I've posted a few finds from earlier. Finally found a contact number, met with some wonderful folks who were thrilled to...
  3. FindingHistory

    Lead "handle" (???) with threaded iron core from 1812-era tavern site

    Hi everyone, I found this ~3" long unidentified pendulum-shaped or handle-shaped lead object about 100 feet from the site of a long-gone tavern from the War of 1812 that I've been working and have posted on before. It was about 10" deep and definitely has that old-time white lead patina that...
  4. FindingHistory

    Thick cast brass finial & decorative work near 1812 tavern site - date/Early US design style??

    Hi everyone, Found this thick cast brass/bronze finial and matching decorative piece just a few yards away from a War of 1812 tavern site, maybe 10" deep near a very small stream. I cleaned them up a little bit with soaking them in vinegar and a brush. I think they are probably from a wall...
  5. FindingHistory

    Help with small brass buckle ID/possible dating

    Hi all, I found this small buckle today at my favorite local woods site in SW PA, where the oldest stuff I've found so far are a blow hole button, KG I and KG II half pennies, etc. I have reason to believe it was a tavern during war of 1812 and probably had people living on it before that...
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    Help with flat button ID please - incuse number 7, 13 mm dia. - is it military/militia

    Hi everyone, Found this in button in SW PA about 200 yards from a site where I found a bunch of colonial flat/dandy/tombac buttons, coins going from very early 1800 large cents on back to a NJ copper and some KG II half pennies as well as a Frog-Legged Eagle pewter military button from Gen...
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    Brass escutcheon from late 1700's/early 1800's site, oval with 2 holes - from 18th century firearm???

    Hi all, I found this oval brass escutcheon with two holes in it from a site in SWPA where I've been finding many (about 30+ so far) 1785-1800 era copper alloy flat buttons/dandy buttons and tombac buttons, a really nice 1790 4 Reales and a 1787 1/2 Real, New Jersey Copper, 1802 large cent...
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    Crotal bells VDIs on Garrett AT Pro

    Hello everyone, I'm brand new to this forum (or any MD forum for that matter), and a brand new owner of a Garrett AT Pro, which I got for Christmas. I apologize if I'm not posting this in the right threat - absolute noob with starting/posting threads. I'm really excited about using the AT Pro...