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Nothing exciting.

Post by Easylife » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:32 am

I've not been on my pasture permission for quite a while and it was a nice day so I gave it a couple of hours. There is a wide choice of areas and naturally some have been very productive whilst others have not. So today I thought I would try about 100 metres of footpath on pasture at the village end which I have not detected, the other half of the footpath has previously yielded many coins back to about the Georgian period.
The hunt started quite promising with three coins in the first hole dug, though all decimal. The Deus identified several very noisy sections of trash and iron. Lead in various forms was the most popular find followed by aluminium can parts. There was a curious antique pump like dispenser item with a broken thick glass body which I left most of in the ground, as I was not really that curious. There were a few other very minor Victorian bits. Then a target of 91, which can be potentially exiting as it is usually either silver or a decimal 1p – Yep, another bleedin penny! Then finally to save the day, a silver thimble popped up – which then mysteriously turned into aluminium by the time I got home and gave it the foil test. So no good finds at all today in fact, but still a pleasant couple of hours wandering in the peacefulness. Of course the resident bullocks spotted me and came over to say hello and gathered close for a group photo. It is great now they have munched the grass short. And did I just meet Lucifer of the bullock world?
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Re: Nothing exciting.

Post by fred » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:20 pm

Love the bullocks! ::g :D

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Post by littleboot » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:53 pm

Well you certainly got a large and attentive audience. :)
Whenever something like this happens to me I always imagine the conversation they have amongst themselves...
'One of those two-legged things is acting very odd'
'Yes, I thought rabbits were smaller and kind of furry'
' Too big Colin, and its making a funny noise...'
'Does it eat mud Alf? Cos its just put the grass back....'


We all have days where the best we get is a good walk and some peace. My good finds tend to come in spurts according to what the farmer has done to the land. Footpaths are always a bit of a lottery. My very very best find ever was found on one. But mostly its modern-ish junk.
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Post by Lowland » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:29 pm

That's a lot of burgers.
Was the curious but not too exciting pump thingy with thick glass the top off a vintage soda syphon?
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Post by beaubrummell » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:38 pm

Reminds me of one of my favourite albums. 'Never Mind The Bullocks We're The Sex Pistols'.
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Re: Nothing exciting.

Post by Easylife » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:02 pm

Lowland wrote:
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That's a lot of burgers.
Was the curious but not too exciting pump thingy with thick glass the top off a vintage soda syphon?
Cheers ::g
Either a great guess Lowland or you are truly psychic?, yes it is. They were first concepted in France in 1790. I just took a pic and noticed lettering, " ? Merchant Nottingham", An unclear makers name and "Paris, Made in France". Seems to be made of lead alloy. Maybe about 1920's I guess? :)
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Re: Nothing exciting.

Post by Easylife » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:12 pm

fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:20 pm
Love the bullocks! ::g :D
The bullocks are great but I always try to avoid their attention, regardless they always find me.
There were some tiny young ones there this time, they were real cute. I just have to watch that they don't tread on the detector when they sneak up behind for a lick. :D
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Re: Nothing exciting.

Post by Easylife » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 pm

littleboot wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:53 pm
Footpaths are always a bit of a lottery.
Absolutely LB, I had expected more finds but think maybe it had been detected before. I have higher hopes for an ancient main trackway along the hill ridge. The current footpath is on the outside of the 1760 enclosure hedge, but the droveway would actually have been on the inside along the top of the current fields. So hopefully that may prove more interesting, at least there should not be much trash there. May even get an ox shoe :))
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Post by fred » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm

The artifact looks like the squirty bit off of a soda syphon. ::g Google it for a slightly more technical description. :D

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Post by Easylife » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:40 pm

beaubrummell wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:38 pm
Reminds me of one of my favourite albums. 'Never Mind The Bullocks We're The Sex Pistols'.
Awww :))
This time I was using a beefed up program so there was not much at steak ! :D
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Post by Easylife » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:47 pm

fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm
The artifact looks like the squirty bit off of a soda syphon. ::g Google it for a slightly more technical description. :D
Quite correct Fred, but Lowland already impressively guessed that one even without a picture. :D ::g
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Post by Lowland » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 pm

fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm
The artifact looks like the squirty bit off of a soda syphon. ::g Google it for a slightly more technical description. :D
See above for my psychic pictureless ID h;@🔮 h;@
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Post by Easylife » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:18 am

Lowland wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 pm
fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm
The artifact looks like the squirty bit off of a soda syphon. Google it for a slightly more technical description. :D
See above for my psychic pictureless ID h;@🔮 h;@
:D
get me a tent set up in the corner...anybody who can't upload photos-just describe it to me.
:D
:)) :)) :))
Here's another one for you Lowland, "I am made of metal, what am I ?" :D
Do you also have ground penetrating X-ray vision? :))
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:24 am

Easylife wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:18 am
Lowland wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 pm
fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm
The artifact looks like the squirty bit off of a soda syphon. Google it for a slightly more technical description. :D
See above for my psychic pictureless ID h;@🔮

get me a tent set up in the corner...anybody who can't upload photos-just describe it to me.

Here's another one for you Lowland, "I am made of metal, what am I ?" :D
Do you also have ground penetrating X-ray vision? :))
The vibrations in me chakras are telling me it's a shard of an Ali fray bentos pie tin. ::g
But ,fear not -I see more in the future.
As for x-ray ground penetrating radar vision..
that would be a hoot...
A real test of chatacter :D

About the siphon-some of the coloured glass acid etched ones are very very nice
Your nozzle could be a decent bit earlier than 1920s
-It was the "thick glass" bit of your very descriptive description that was the clue for me.
Without that info I'd have guessed at something veterinarian ....especially after seeing a photo of the gang you're socialising with these days.
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Re: Nothing exciting.

Post by fred » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:20 pm

Easylife wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:47 pm
fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm
The artifact looks like the squirty bit off of a soda syphon. ::g Google it for a slightly more technical description. :D
Quite correct Fred, but Lowland already impressively guessed that one even without a picture. :D ::g
Oh cr@p! rl; That's what comes of having pictures halfway down the article! I opened on the picture and didn't see the bit above it. Anyway what does a Scotsman know about soda, I thought that was sacrilege for them? :D

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Re: Nothing exciting.

Post by oldartefact » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:52 pm

Looks like another episode of Strictly Cow Dancing, Its a 10 out of 10 from Len ... !!! Though cant spot DMcG!!!

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Post by Easylife » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:33 pm

fred wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Easylife wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:47 pm
fred wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm
The artifact looks like the squirty bit off of a soda syphon. ::g Google it for a slightly more technical description. :D
Quite correct Fred, but Lowland already impressively guessed that one even without a picture. :D ::g
Oh cr@p! rl; That's what comes of having pictures halfway down the article! I opened on the picture and didn't see the bit above it. Anyway what does a Scotsman know about soda, I thought that was sacrilege for them? :D
A hell of a lot of Irn Brew gets supped up there - Scotland's second national beverage :D
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Lowland at work? :))
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Post by Lowland » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:58 am

I foresaw you were going to post these iron brew adverts up x;
And had a witty reply ready,
Unfortunately I had too much of our real national drink last night and have forgotten it :D
As for soda ,is that what one puts in ones pimms?

On another note...best of luck if you're out bleeping today...
I hope you catch a big un
Gold and silver by the ton
No lead and manky tin foil
Just a Viking hoard
Buried in the soil.

So dig dig dig
Like it's your last
Find the goodies
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I might need another 🍹
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