Nearly Put This One In The Scrap Bucket

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keyfits
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Dug up this copper tube and almost discarded it for scrap copper until i got it home and cleaned off the mud to reveal some fancy detail.

After first looking at the fancy detail I thought it was a lipstick holder due to the round convex end so cleaned it a bit more and out came some hardish bits of whitish powder from inside. After researching on the internet I then decided it was possibly a early 1900s copper pill holder? although from what I have seen both lipstick and pill holders can have convex ends. Whatever it is it's a first for me so chuffed to bits with the find.
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It looks like a needle case. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:51 pm It looks like a needle case. :thumbsup:
Brilliant, I never thought of that one. Thanks for your wisdom.
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Always nice to cop for a pleasant surprise when cleaning something :D
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figgis wrote: Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:39 pm Always nice to cop for a pleasant surprise when cleaning something :D
This has happened to me on quite a few occassions as I tend to clean finds when I get home rather than in the field unless I am aware of something special. It's suprising what you can find in the scap bucket months later!!!
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keyfits wrote: Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:47 pm It's suprising what you can find in the scap bucket months later!!!
Ain't it just? There are bits and pieces knocking about in my "scraps" which I just know are something just waiting for identification. Quite a few have been elevated to full ID status over the years and every now and again I get them out and trawl through them to see if anything leaps out as something similar I've seen since finding it.
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Great lesson for us all to learn. Good find :D
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