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    Doodads and Fandangles

    It got cold yesterday so I took the opportunity to go up to a tot lot at a local park for few hours, without being bugged by all the kids. I found a few good things, and a bunch of clad and trash.
    This first doodad got my heart racing when I got it out of the hole thinking it might be gold. It's marked Japan and I think it's just plate.
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    My next find rang up as a half dollar at 6 inches. Really got my heart pumping because it even pinpointed all warbly like the good deep targets do. Turns out it was at 14 inches and not a half dollar but I wasn't to terribly disappointed.
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    Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
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    Incredible lock! Congrats and HH, Dave.
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    Wow. The locks were made from 1870 until 1932. Clean it up real good. Maybe not a coin, but still it's a find worth saving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoAve View Post
    Wow. The locks were made from 1870 until 1932. Clean it up real good. Maybe not a coin, but still it's a find worth saving.
    I noticed this particular type of lock online going for 25 dollars without a key and 100 bucks with a key. So definitely worth saving. I'd hold onto it even if it wasn't worth anything. I just think it's neat.

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    great looking brass lock I'm never disappointed when i find an old one
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    Thats a very cool Doodad. That lock is cool too !!
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    Nice finds there!
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    Well I think it's a great find, a doodad and whatnot. I like fnding anything that is identifiable (besides just a strap of metal or piece of wire or a rusty nail). Very cool lock.

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    Great score on the nice ole lock I love finding them old brass locks

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    Nice old lock. I've got one just like it.
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    Cool lock! That was down there a ways! Way to perservere.
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    Nice finds! I would love to find a lock like that!!

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    I'm with Del, never disappointed with digging a nice old lock. on getting that one.
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    Congrats on the finds, nice to find rings always brings a smile.

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