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    White's Closing

    Saw this a few minutes ago.
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    Thanks for the chance to win something I will...

    Thanks for the chance to win something I will never find down here.
    Never mind. I thought this was for June. Didn't look at the original...
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    Very nice. If you want to find the quarter just...

    Very nice. If you want to find the quarter just start looking for something else!
  4. I just found this one at Ridgeway civil war...

    I just found this one at Ridgeway civil war archive. It shows a 5 pointed star one.

    http://www.relicman.com/buttons/Button1125-earlyArmyGeneralService-GI70-zblankFlatPre1830Manufacture.html
  5. I couldn't find the five pointed star US button...

    I couldn't find the five pointed star US button in any of my references. You might try contacting Don Troiani. He has co-authored several books on early American militaria.

    chainshot@aol.com
  6. I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died...

    I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died in 1880. He was a merchant in Baltimore. The style of the backmark on your button most likely puts it in 1820-late 1830s.Prior to the 1820s most all...
  7. Congratulations on a great find. I doubt I will...

    Congratulations on a great find. I doubt I will ever pull one of those from the ground anywhere near me.
  8. Thread: Button

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    It is very possible that Chauncey Brooks was not...

    It is very possible that Chauncey Brooks was not a button maker. He could have been a dealer in clothing. Most buttons made in the US were produced by one of four button manufacturers, Waterbury,...
  9. Thread: Lead eagle

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    How big is it?

    How big is it?
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    Nice finds. I like the buttons.

    Nice finds. I like the buttons.
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    I am sending mine to my son in Arizona and he has...

    I am sending mine to my son in Arizona and he has very limited experience with it.
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    XLT Manual Wanted

    I am looking for a hard copy of the White's Spectrum XLT owner's manual. I know I can download one from the internet and print it but I would prefer a regular copy. White's does not have any.
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    It's Friday the 13th

    It's the 13th.
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    Good things come in threes! I don't think I will...

    Good things come in threes! I don't think I will ever find one of those here.
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    Awesome finds! Can I be your friend?:grin:

    Awesome finds! Can I be your friend?:grin:
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    One of these days I am going to get my passport...

    One of these days I am going to get my passport renewed so I can travel out of Georgia.:lol: Then, I will be heading north to hunt one of those GW buttons. Congratulations on a great recovery. Now,...
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    Nice finds. I also dug a wedge today and I needed...

    Nice finds. I also dug a wedge today and I needed one!
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    I found this on a tool forum: Single/double...

    I found this on a tool forum:
    Single/double trees are attached to horse/mule implements by a clevis. Some companies used their implement wrenches as the clevis pin. The pin would go through the...
  19. Thread: Maybe button

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    What makes you think the flat side is the front?...

    What makes you think the flat side is the front? Is there a design or lettering on it? I think I see two spots on your "front" picture that a loop could have been attached to. Being that small could...
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    As far as I know it was used like a clevis pin. I...

    As far as I know it was used like a clevis pin. I am still researching it.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Thanks for the replies.
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    Nokta Simplex

    Has anyone here tried this machine out yet? If so would you recommend it as a first detector for someone?
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    I don't know why the pictures posted like they...

    I don't know why the pictures posted like they did. The bottom one should be first. The other two are in order.
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    Ever hear of a Clevis Wrench?

    I found one last weekend but didn't know what it was until I did some research and questioning of certain knowledgeable people. Still not sure of the time period but I believe it to be the last...
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    Detector for my son

    I have a problem, kind of. My last remaining brother passed away last October and I came into possession of his few belongings, one of which was an XLT that I gave him years ago. My son came home...
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