Back garden finds

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Back garden finds

Post by Wessexlad » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:57 pm

These are all the finds me and my boy have found so far in the back garden. Today's are along the top. Probably the most interesting stuff so far, the ring is just a cheap lightweight kid's ring but at least it proves our detector is capable of finding rings and the boy is understandably chuffed with it. The plane is solid metal painted green, I think it's a Spitfire. The coin in top right has R&W on one side and 6 Vending on the other. This seems to be a cigarette machine token from a company called Ruffler and Walker, from the mid-thirties onwards.

The rest of the stuff is mostly junk, an assortment of screws, nails and brackets, but until we can get out on a real permission at least we've got something to practice our skills on.
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Post by kenleyboy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:03 pm

The back garden is a great place to try out and get used to your detector . I did the same and still do now and again to try different settings etc and you will be surprised what you do find even when you think it has been done to death .
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Re: Back garden finds

Post by Dave The Slave » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:17 pm

The array of finds actually sums up the history of your back garden . Over the years it has been used for cycle repairs, pitching of a tent, DIY and it was a place where a young lad lost his treasured Spitfire.
Social History unique to your home, an evolving time capsule. Perhaps make a collection of it and if you ever move, specify this has to be passed onto the next owners in the Deeds and this continues over the years.
Probably wrong but does your home date from the 1930`s to 1970`s ?
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Re: Back garden finds

Post by Keef the Frog » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm

I don't normally have much in the way of ID skills for on here but Messerschmitt 109 I reckon :))

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Re: Back garden finds

Post by Wessexlad » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:28 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
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Probably wrong but does your home date from the 1930`s to 1970`s ?
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Built 1935 I believe. It was farmland before that but I'm not expecting to find anything older, it'll mostly be junk. Still fun finding it though.
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Post by Phil2401 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:51 pm

No such thing as junk if you can put it into the context of the age of the house / land :)

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Post by Andrews148 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:26 pm

Keef the Frog wrote:
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I don't normally have much in the way of ID skills for on here but Messerschmitt 109 I reckon :))

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Post by Phil2401 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:35 pm

That's my interest in such so-called 'junk' - the plane was probably one of a set - I can just imagine a few little lads in the early 1940s running around your garden waging war and making aeroplane noises, some with Spitfires / Hurricanes and some with Messerschmidts / Heinkels....the Messerschmidt obviously lost the battle and got buried...

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Re: Back garden finds

Post by kenleyboy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:40 pm

Wessexlad wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:28 pm
Dave The Slave wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Probably wrong but does your home date from the 1930`s to 1970`s ?
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Built 1935 I believe. It was farmland before that but I'm not expecting to find anything older, it'll mostly be junk. Still fun finding it though.
Some good stuff there and more will come as time goes on . When I first started using the detector in the garden I was mostly finding nails and screws and bits of iron . My first find was an old aluminium cigarette case lid embossed with the maker . Research gave a company in Birmingham and dated 1932 , all good fun . As time went on and I began to understand more about the machine my finds improved from medieval , Georgian and Victorian items , nothing earth shattering but still part of the history of the house .
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Re: Back garden finds

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:33 pm

Love that plane l;. Kids toys always make me smile.

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Post by PeakDetectorist » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Good work! Never underestimate what can be found in your garden, one of my first finds as a kid was a 1797 ‘cartwheel’ penny in my garden. The house was built in the 1970’s!
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Re: Back garden finds

Post by Wessexlad » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:59 pm

Keef the Frog wrote:
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I don't normally have much in the way of ID skills for on here but Messerschmitt 109 I reckon :))

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I think you're right, having cleaned it a bit you can make out the writing underneath (click on it and it shows correct way round). There's a maker's name (L??gstan), then Made In Hong Kong and below that ME109 Messerschmidt. Good call.
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Post by alfaowner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:14 pm

That bike spanner brings back memories ... I used to have one of them for my Rayleigh grifter :D ::g

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Re: Back garden finds

Post by Keef the Frog » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:14 am

Wessexlad wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Keef the Frog wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm
I don't normally have much in the way of ID skills for on here but Messerschmitt 109 I reckon :))

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I think you're right, having cleaned it a bit you can make out the writing underneath (click on it and it shows correct way round). There's a maker's name (L??gstan), then Made In Hong Kong and below that ME109 Messerschmidt. Good call.

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Post by diggerbear » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 am

Dave The Slave wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:17 pm
The array of finds actually sums up the history of your back garden . Over the years it has been used for cycle repairs, pitching of a tent, DIY and it was a place where a young lad lost his treasured Spitfire.
Social History unique to your home, an evolving time capsule. Perhaps make a collection of it and if you ever move, specify this has to be passed onto the next owners in the Deeds and this continues over the years.
Probably wrong but does your home date from the 1930`s to 1970`s ?
Cheers ::g
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Re: Back garden finds

Post by amphora » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:58 pm

Dude! I love the airplane. Think i had the same one when i was a child.
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Re: Back garden finds

Post by Wessexlad » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:14 pm

Today's back garden finds with the help of our new GP Pointer.
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Nothing spectacular but it all goes to prove that our equipment works. The length of chain must have been about five inches down, and of course the pointer helps you to home in on it. These are signals we got last time out but couldn't locate them. Thirty quid well spent I reckon. The other items are a spring from a clothes peg, a zip fastener, couple of modern coins and another of the R&W tokens we found in the previous pictures. And of course five nails and a milk bottle top.
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