Friday, July 6, 2018

buttons, bullet casing, and big paper knife

July 6, 2018

I went out to dig the flea market right before the hot, humid weather broke.  I got home and the temperature and humidity plummeted and cool wind picked up!  But it was hot and muggy while I dug around under the tables in one section where the dirt under them is sandy and easy to dig.

The biggest item is the huge 5oz item that I think might be a letter opener.  I polished it up with tripoli on a buffing wheel to bring out the shine.

And a rather large shell casing "SUPER-X 30 REM" will be dropped off to the local sheriff's department next week.

This vintage keyhole appears to be brass, but I couldn't get it clean.

The buttons are the most interesting finds for today.  I can't find any reference to this particular button made by Scovill Mfg. Co. Waterbury (Connecticut).  It says "B&B. S Co." on the front.  It is in near mint condition.

Next is a button from a Toledo Police department uniform.  "Superior quality" on the back - is a bit presumptuous.

 And finally this small "Junior Div" N.R.A badge did not clean up as well, but it's in pretty good shape.  

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