X's and O's

Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Find all posts by this user
08-30-2014, 11:33 PM
Post: #1
X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
We got back out again today.  Was hot, sweaty, and diggin iron all day.  I did find an X and an O and have no idea what they are.  Also pictured is a square nail, one of the octagons I cleaned up a little, and the memorial Og lost last week.  It was in his diggin pants pocket the whole time.


Attached File(s) Thumbnail(s)
       

PittsburghWill, proud to be a member of Treasure Classifieds Forum since Jul 2013.
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men"  Willy Wonka

I've lived. Not always well, but long enough.
Find all posts by this user
08-30-2014, 11:42 PM
Post: #2
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
cool finds,
the X and O appear to be stencils.
not sure why just the X and O but neat any way .


nice score on finding the memorial ... ... ... again   Happy
Find all posts by this user
08-30-2014, 11:48 PM
Post: #3
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
Here's the BIG IRON I dug today.  I got a mini Sampson shovel and was able to dig out things I would usually have given up on.  The huge spike was a foot if not more deep.  That's serious diggin.


Attached File(s) Thumbnail(s)
   

PittsburghWill, proud to be a member of Treasure Classifieds Forum since Jul 2013.
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men"  Willy Wonka

I've lived. Not always well, but long enough.
Find all posts by this user
08-30-2014, 11:57 PM
Post: #4
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
love the iron ...
be nice to see them after an Ebath .
Find all posts by this user
08-31-2014, 12:02 AM
Post: #5
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
(08-30-2014 11:42 PM)IndianaBones Wrote:  cool finds,
the X and O appear to be stencils.
not sure why just the X and O but neat any way .


nice score on finding the memorial ... ... ... again   Happy

The X does seem like a stencil.  It's thin like sheet metal and appears to be copper.  It was bent up and 8" deep.  I actually measured that one with my pinpointer.  But the O looks like it's broken off of something.

PittsburghWill, proud to be a member of Treasure Classifieds Forum since Jul 2013.
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men"  Willy Wonka

I've lived. Not always well, but long enough.
Find all posts by this user
08-31-2014, 12:11 AM
Post: #6
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
wow ... i`m blind as a bat ... didn`t see the O there.
pretty neat. appears to be some kind of thick name plate
possibly off a front door or gate .
really cool find. 
Find all posts by this user
08-31-2014, 11:28 AM
Post: #7
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
Will,

What you may have there is a timber spike used in building hewn lumber homes.

Ed


Attached File(s)
.jpg  1409498939_6 inch vintage Timber Spike.jpg (Size: 9.8 KB / Downloads: 23)

MineLab SE Pro w/11" Pro, 12x10 SEF, 8x6 SEF, Explorer 1000
Garrett AT PRO, w/8.5x11, 5x8, Deteknix Wireless, RnB Recharge (2).
Delta 4000, w/8" concentric, 13" Ultimate, 5x10 DD.
Garrett PP, & Pro Pointer AT.
Leusch, Hori Digger (2), Sampson Ball Handle Shovel.
Find all posts by this user
09-01-2014, 04:45 AM
Post: #8
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
(08-31-2014 11:28 AM)Ohio Dirt Fisher Wrote:  Will,

What you may have there is a timber spike used in building hewn lumber homes.

Ed

Exactly

my guess would be a mid 19th century cabin spike if I had to lay $$ on it ;-)

cool find!

MichiganRelicHunter, proud to be a digger since 1977
Find all posts by this user
09-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Post: #9
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
(08-31-2014 11:28 AM)Ohio Dirt Fisher Wrote:  Will,

What you may have there is a timber spike used in building hewn lumber homes.

Ed

The big spike I dug is about a foot long.  So it's much bigger than this one.

PittsburghWill, proud to be a member of Treasure Classifieds Forum since Jul 2013.
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men"  Willy Wonka

I've lived. Not always well, but long enough.
Find all posts by this user
09-01-2014, 11:36 AM
Post: #10
RE: X's and O's
Quote this message in a reply
(09-01-2014 10:58 AM)PittsburghWil Wrote:  The big spike I dug is about a foot long.  So it's much bigger than this one.

That's the one I was talking about!

Spikes a foot long or more were used in 1830s/40s/50s cabins to spike the timber/logs together especially at the foundation.

I'd hunt that area hard as there's bound to be some good finds to be had ;-)

MichiganRelicHunter, proud to be a digger since 1977
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)