Metal Detecting with Minamik
@tokyoslim Funnily enough, someone actually suggested it was a belt buckle, until I told them just how big it actually was, lol.
Day 13: So, this takes place about 2 weeks ago. I take my metal detector down to the woods. I found a few shotgun shells and a modern penny, so I head back home, a bit disheartened. I decide to swing the detector around in the yard until it gets dark and I find another penny and another piece of an old cap gun.
The next morning, I head to a different woods, and almost at the very back end, my detector starts going crazy. There are signals everywhere! Soo, I dig one of them, it's just a rusty piece of iron...but next to it is a broken bit of bottle....Curious, no?
Well, it doesn't take me long to realize I've stumbled upon an old bottle dump! And to this day, I'm still busy digging it up.
Day 14: More bottle dump finds.
Day 15: Cleaned up the cup from the bottle dump, and brought home some of the iron that I was too afraid to put in the bag with glass bottles. The first one is probably the door from a stove or furnace, and the last one is a shovel head. And a little lead disc that has writing on it. I believe it says "Turner MFQ CO Kokomo, IN"
Day 16: It's like the Giving Tree, but a bottle dump.
I believe that Cream of Kentucky was a bourbon.
A bottle that still has part of the State of Indiana tax thingie on it.
A lead rooster
The back to a pocket watch.
A creepy sailor boy
A 1-handed Scotsman
A bottle of Certo, I think it was used to help the gelling process when making jams and jellies.
The back end to an old timey firetruck. The part that makes it look sort of like a train, was a big tank where the water was stored.
And a bottle of Lee's Creo Lyptus. Guaranteed to cure cough, bronchial asthma, croup, and whooping cough. It contained creosote and eucalyptus. Yum!
Day 17: Not much to show for this one.
Day 18: More bottle dump!
More little figurines
There's still lipstick in here!
Creepy fingernail polish bottle, complete with finger nail cap...
This bottle says "The J.R. Watkins Company"
R.V. Pierce MD
The H.C.Whitmer Company
Crepe last edited by
This is such an interesting thread and an interesting hobby. So many cool little items. Keep it up!
@crepe Thanks! Will do!
Axel last edited by
This is really cool, when you started this thread I never expected you to find so many things regularly! You can soon open a museum!
@axel For better or worse my little bottle dump is starting to run dry. I'll have to find a new spot, haha.
....the aluminum cover to an old tv dinner...and a chunk of iron.
Part of a not so old shovel, a weird little metal wheel, a quarter, a washer, another chunk of iron, and some play money.
Day 20: We finally find an intact blue bottle!
We've also got a "Dandruff Remover and Scalp Tonic"
Another little dog.
The front end to the fire engine candy dish.
And a monogrammed tieclip?
Finally found my first silver coin! A 1954 dime. What a rush!
Watch me be confused by modern technology, and hype up the idea of fooling around with hydrochloric acid for rust removal!
Spoilers: It worked! And as soon as I have the time to figure out Davinci to edit the video into something a tiny bit more professional I'll upload that too!
Part 2 as promised!
And a quick warning to anyone else out there trying to edit video on a laptop from 2011....don't download Davinci Resolve, lol....The buckle was strong.
Surprise! It's part 3! This time we're just dumping some of the things I've dug into acid to try to clean the rust off of them.
Acid is dangerous, nasty stuff. Be careful around acid.