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by alloverover
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Two for help with
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Two for help with

I've had cochlearium that look very similar to your spoon Steve .
by alloverover
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Cleaning & Storage
Topic: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?
Replies: 20
Views: 134

Re: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?

Ok, while we are on the subject of cleaning coins/artefacts how do you deal with copper/bronzes aside from just remove the soil and keep em dry? I think the answer will be predictable but I will ask it anyway. Thats pretty much all I do now, dry mechanical clean and thats it, not because of what an...
by alloverover
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Cleaning & Storage
Topic: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?
Replies: 20
Views: 134

Re: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?

It is frowned upon by PAS now as they say it soaks in to the artefacts and the fats within it start to degrade. It is then impossible to remove it. I have never worked out why it is supposed to be good for coins and artefacts. I think Olive oil is slightly acidic so had a mild cleaning action, plus...
by alloverover
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Cleaning & Storage
Topic: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?
Replies: 20
Views: 134

Re: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?

It is frowned upon by PAS now as they say it soaks in to the artefacts and the fats within it start to degrade. It is then impossible to remove it. I have never worked out why it is supposed to be good for coins and artefacts. I think Olive oil is slightly acidic so had a mild cleaning action, plus...
by alloverover
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What does your hammered coin collection look like?
Replies: 38
Views: 321

Re: What does your hammered coin collection look like?

I honestly have no idea Cath, mine are scattered allover the shop, in draws, boxs, trays, reburied etc etc. Would be very intereseting to organize them oneday but I fear it will never happen .
by alloverover
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Buttons, buckles and bronze back to the spearhead field
Replies: 16
Views: 120

Re: Buttons, buckles and bronze back to the spearhead field

I really like the zoomorphic mounts. Bit like a hedgehog. I found one a couple of years ago and gave it to the landowner. Like this one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/794541 What were they used for?? Decoration on your belt is my guess a bit like studs on a modern belt Yours is l...
by alloverover
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

You cant beat a pond dig :thumbsup: If you are finding a Frank Coopers marmalade , there should be more and hopefully a whole one , maybe even some ginger beer bottles . The poison with embossing on the shoulder is a nice find as are the blue Woodwards . Good mix of domestic bottles . An enjoyable ...
by alloverover
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

Great write up, Phil, and a great result, too :thumbsup: Some lovely bottles there and my fave is that little beauty in the second post, third image down. Cor. Funnily enough I showed a seasoned digger the photos today and he said its unusual, its got very light ribbing around it so I guess it was ...
by alloverover
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

JohnDeus wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:39 pm
Looks like great fun m8 just be carefull you don't cut yourself too badly :thumbsup:
I will try not to Mr Deus :lol: :thumbsup:
by alloverover
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

Great digging there Phil, nice finds mate, the earlier Eiffel tower had an embossing of the tower on, I think they were made in Maidstone by Foster Clarke or I might be confused with someone else? It was a lemon sherbet powder that you sprinkled & stirred into water to make it fizz, Them & that Woo...
by alloverover
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

Easylife wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:26 pm
Great finds there, quite fun isn't it not knowing what will show next. :thumbsup:
Cheers Easy, yep, it really is. Bit like detecting but in a smaller area and if its there you should either find it, or smash it :lol: :lol:
by alloverover
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

Nice finds! Bet your Mrs loved you when you got home though - stinking with a loads of stinky mud on the finds that needed washing too :silent: :lol: You know dont you :D I can imagine :clapping: You’ll be paying for that for weeks :lol: Lucky she has been working lates, dosent quite know the exten...
by alloverover
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

Oxgirl wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:16 pm
Nice finds! Bet your Mrs loved you when you got home though - stinking with a loads of stinky mud on the finds that needed washing too :silent: :lol:
You know dont you :D
by alloverover
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: pond digging for bottles
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: pond digging for bottles

Great read Kb, was digging a dry(ish) pond myself today, I had a couple of hours in it last week also, great fun and my first bottle digging forray as an adult. Will put up some pics on your post tomorrow if thats ok with you :thumbsup: ok with me :thumbsup: Did my own post in the end Kb :thumbsup:
by alloverover
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Bottle Digging
Topic: First dig, little pond, great fun
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: First dig, little pond, great fun

Charles M Higgins, interesting, anti vaxer from 100 years ago.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_M._Higgins