These are the images I've submitted to Whites Detecting for consideration in their calendar. No matter if they use them, I thought you might like to see a few in high-res.
I wanted to show this amazingly great condition musket wipe, apparently lost in the chaos of a major artillery engagement. These were attached to the end of the steel ram-rod and . used to clear debris from the barrel, such as paper wadding that had not been expelled. Some worm designs were sturdy enough that they
With the holiday break, I've made a lot of progress on the exploratory survey of the Civil War Union campsite in NE Kentucky. It's been incredibly enjoyable combination of research, reading, field time and cataloging.
The Swastika is one of the most powerful symbols on Earth, causing quite a primal reaction for many. Whenever you see it on an artifact, such as this Wigg’s Chemical token I found yesterday at an old farmhouse, you know the object is pre-1940s… as is the case with this (1931-1933 estimated.) On this object,
Google rolled out their answer to Facebook Groups yesterday, it’s called Google Community. It’s full of the slick, modern and mobile friendly features that Google+ has. I think it will be a big improvement, especially for those using smartphones. Most metal detecting forums are created with 10-year-old software and are a bit clunky. This system
Now this is a serious key. Found at an early 1800s location, this key was over 10″ deep. My E-trac was maxed out at 30 sensitivity to find it. Retrieval was a workout. See below for key with dime for scale. If I learn more about this key I’ll post. It seems that “I
I headed out on Sunday to catch the minister of a small country church to ask permission to hunt (it was granted.) I met several people from the church, all of them, including the minister were nicer than nice. Before I knew it, he was telling me of an old African-American church location near his
Found part of an 1880s Quack Medical Device. Going to go back and see if I can find the rest. Looks better in real life than my scanner can show. “Boyd’s Battery” on one side and “Patent Jan 17, 1879” on the other. “J.C. Boyd’s Miniature Galvanic Battery that supposedly worked by “galvanic action” due