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i didnt realize that everyone was soo into metal detecting, otherwise i would have posted these sooner.
most of these finds came from an old, and i mean old house on the neighbors property. the wrenches came from behind our house and were found in an area about ten feet in diameter.
in case you are wondering the flat piece of metal to the right is a hand made prybar, and the middle piece is a horse bit?
also i have found literally pounds of old square nails behind our house.
these are the wrenches, im guessing theyre a complete set, just different types.
this piece wasnt detected, obviously, but i thought it was neat anyways.i figured it was old when i picked it up, but when i washed it off i was suprised to see a near exact date. on the back in very faint letters it says made in occupied japan.
and this is my favorite find of all, the property it was found on has yeilded many different coins, although ive never found one. they have found a french coin from the 1700's that is the earliest one found, and many american coins between the 1850's and the early 1900's. one in particular was an untarnished nearly perfect condition gold,or gold plated at least, coin that commemerated a confederate politician/military officer. i only saw it once and they told no-one of the find, i googled the coin and much of the information, but after a dozen searches that yielded no information i gave up... but thats a whole different story, here is what i found, a brass button off of a civil war calvary jacket!!! this was found after the house was bulldozed, and i got to go in and try my luck with the detecter. the back says something to the effect of waterbury scoville, which led me to get an i.d. on the button.
id never even think of selling it, but the value in this condition is acout 30-50 dollars.
thanks for looking
Great stuff tucker, I have an old house site that I have been thinking about running a metal detector over. Your stuff makes me want too get after it.
I'll make a quick quess on those wrenches and say they were an old John Deere wrench set. I have one laying around here that I found at the wife's granddads place in an old building. It looks like one of those, and has John Deere stamped on it.
thats a cool looking button.
John Deere wrenches are very po****r among wrench and tool collectors. That does appear to be a set of tractor and implement tools. Look for embossed numbers and/or names.
The more I look at them the more I think those are buggy wrenches
I have always been fascinated with any kind of metal detecting finds, relics, lost jewelry, coins, buttons and all other interesting metallic stuff, economically valuable or not. To me these stuff seems come with a sense of like a miniature of certian historic period.