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    A few relics

    I had spotted the remains of an old wood stove hiking out of these woods last month. Didn't have time to detect it at the time but marked it in my GPS program (Backwoods Navigator) for future consideration. That was my first site this morning but was a bit disappointed just to find stove parts and a horseshoe. Strange spot for a wood stove. No easy trail to get in there.



    I didn't have a lot of time so I swung by a site about 1/2 mile from the stove that I have hit many many times before. Dug a big musket ball, a couple of buttons, this odd flat lead piece. I thought it might have something inscribed on it but there was nothing there when I cleaned it at home. Its about as thick as a copper but a little larger in diameter.



    Also found a 5 inch brass spike, and this cool iron thing that is meant to pivot.





    It looks to thin for a pot to hang from it. Maybe it was used to hang a coat or something similar ? Any guesses on what it and the flat lead piece might be ??

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    measure up the lead piece to a half dollar or dollar coin is could be whats left of a counterfeit coin .have no clue for the large iron piece
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    I'm thinking the lead piece is a homemade gaming piece. I have found a couple of those and most are plain. One of them actually had the back of an Indian Head penny pressed into it, so you could read one cent, hence the gaming piece theory. The other piece looks similar to one I found but mine had a small brass knob on the end. It looked to me like a piece of a kids toy sled, It would be one sled rail. Just some thoughts on it.
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    The large iron piece reminds me of a fireplace "crane" used for pivoting pots or dutch ovens in and out of the fire, but I'm not sure if it's long enough for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    The large iron piece reminds me of a fireplace "crane" used for pivoting pots or dutch ovens in and out of the fire, but I'm not sure if it's long enough for that.
    It looks broken so it may be long enough
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    Did you find anything on that disc Jeff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    measure up the lead piece to a half dollar or dollar coin is could be whats left of a counterfeit coin .have no clue for the large iron piece
    Dan, it's actually the same size as a dollar coin, not quite round though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    The large iron piece reminds me of a fireplace "crane" used for pivoting pots or dutch ovens in and out of the fire, but I'm not sure if it's long enough for that.
    I think you nailed it Tony! It's definitely made to swing or pivot.



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    Did you find anything on that disc Jeff?
    Nope, what ever was on there (if anything) is gone Drew.
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    hi willy here! it kinda sems with those relics there should be a cellar hole near by. or maby there was some type of homestead without a cellar. just a thought that proby allready crossed your mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild willy View Post
    hi willy here! it kinda sems with those relics there should be a cellar hole near by. or maby there was some type of homestead without a cellar. just a thought that proby allready crossed your mind.
    Could be, maybe an on grade site. One thing that would almost always be there would be a well. I'd expand the hunt just a bit.
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    The long piece does look like a sled runner
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    cool finds! maybe the iron thing is a old ice skate blade? here's one i dug but mine is mid 1800's
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEAVYMETALNUT View Post
    cool finds! maybe the iron thing is a old ice skate blade? here's one i dug but mine is mid 1800's
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