Hi technos, thanks for your help researching this thing.
I have not been detecting for very long and this is the only thing I have found that I could not easily ID and is something I know can be IDed.
I had got an old whites coinmaster that belonged to my uncle started using it and am now hooked. I am going to order the new coinmaster for spring. So if anyone has bought one yet I would love to hear what you think of them.
Yes 1/4" is big enough for a cord but when you open this thing to get into the other end it closes off the hole end so running something through it would be impossible. It is very light weight and has a very delicate clip on one end that reminds me of somthing you would see on a ladies compact or pill case. I am pretty sure it was something made to be used open then closed for storage. I think if you could hold it you would agree.
There were many german immigrants in Pa and ohio during 1880s Im sure they brought many small items with them.
In 1766 a committee of the House of Commons was told that about a third of Pennsylvania's population were German immigrants.
In 1890 there were large numbers of German born immigrants in the states.
Between 1820 and 1920 over 5,500,000 emigrated from Germany to the United States.
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|it looks big enough to hold a couple of mini candles and some matches, maybe a portable light before flashlights?|
is the spring loaded handle that appears to fold into the releaved section of the body square across the end we cant see in the pix, or is it tapered to lay flush, notched, etc? :-
Hi varmit , There is not much room inside when its closed the space would be 1 1/4 long 3/8 wide and only 1/8 deep.
Yes the part that folds with the spring is sqaure on both ends, the long side that has the little clip is sqaure on one end and rounded on the other to match the curve on the part that has the hole.
If you can see it , in the fourth pic , there is a bump below the little tube and there is one on the other side also . when you sqeeze it on those bumps it pops open.Linkback:
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