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Dug 1897 house privy, cool finds

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Post by Leon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:32 am

Me & my buddy Tom from Dearborn went to a old town just south of Detroit to dig this 1897 Privy. House was on his 1897 map with X in back corner of lot meaning small building like a Privy. SO, We dug in & dug up some cool old stuff, Many old Blob top & non blob top old beer bottles, Soda Hutches, ect. Heres some pics below. LEON

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Post by Carl S » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:41 am

Looks like a blast! Are you using Sanford maps?

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Post by Leon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:39 pm

Since I collect old prepro Michigan beer bottles & finding some here it was a blast. Yes, my buddy uses the Sanborn maps. LEON.
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Post by Beamer » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:05 pm

Nice. I believe there was once a privy on my property. My interest in finding it has peaked.

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Post by Daev Larrazolo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:12 pm

I still can't believe the condition of that plate. What exactly is that kind of mad?
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Daev Larrazolo wrote:I still can't believe the condition of that plate. What exactly is that kind of mad?
Was thinking the same thing. :shock:

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Post by Beamer » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:34 pm

What kind of map?

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Post by Daev Larrazolo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:53 pm

High Beamer I knew what you meant. So are all the bottles beer?
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Post by Daev Larrazolo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:54 pm

Damn apple products I just saw it put mad instead of map. I miss my droid don't buy a iPhone
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Post by bantam10 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:09 pm

Not all the bottles are beer, I am sure there are bottling companys that would bottle soda water, ginger ale and other odd sodas from the time. Super cool dig!! Condition is awsome! Everything I find is always broke.
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Post by Leon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:50 pm

Beamer wrote:Nice. I believe there was once a privy on my property. My interest in finding it has peaked.


Beamer, what year was your house built. May be buried treasure (bottles) in your back yard. LEON.
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Post by Leon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:55 pm

Did find lots of broken stuff in here. At one bottom corner was all broken glass & plates, pottery ect. Probably 80%+ of bottles came out unbroken which is a high rate. The Broken shards were not in the big group pic. Interesting because you never know what you may find? LEON.
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Post by bantam10 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:57 pm

How many quarts did you find?
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Post by Leon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:59 pm

Only the one Schultz. 3 Kreger Hutches (one broken) & a few Goebels, Koppitz Melchers, PH Kling, Mason Pat 1858 Fruit Jars, ect. LEON.
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Post by bantam10 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:24 pm

A goebel? Post a pic that would look cool! The mason jars are common as you know but fun to find all the variations
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Post by Leon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:40 pm

Probably 6 Goebels & 3 different Variations of them. I let my buddy have them since they are so common.
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Post by chaunasknight » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:44 pm

Beamer wrote:What kind of map?
Sanbourn Fire Insurance Maps. Most major cities can be found, along with a lot of smaller towns. They were maps designed for insurance companies so like Leon said they have little squares showing every building on the property including privvies. Even if they don't show the privvy, they are goog for telling what homes were it what era, then it is just getting permission for the right homes and walking around just inside the back yards property line with a probe.
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Post by Beamer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:48 pm

Leon wrote:
Beamer wrote:Nice. I believe there was once a privy on my property. My interest in finding it has peaked.


Beamer, what year was your house built. May be buried treasure (bottles) in your back yard. LEON.

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Post by Leon » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:31 pm

Lets start digging :mrgreen:
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Post by Leon » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:43 pm

Some of the other bottles found, ect. LEON.

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Post by Jay » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:49 pm

Leon, when you fil it back in yo should throw in some Pfeiffers.

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Post by WMassPete » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:47 pm

have you tried sifting a privy....Ive seen some pretty cool small finds pop up that way - me and a friend took a sifter over to a big 1860s-80s dump that has been turned over (good bottles..but 15 feet down ....) - sifting for a total of maybe half an hour yielded a small silver ring- indian head penny - some broken medallion - and tons of little garter buckles and the like......
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Post by Leon » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:22 pm

Pete, No I have not but I know some of my other bottle digging buddy's have done it on occasion. LEON.
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Post by WMassPete » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:53 pm

no time like the present....
stupid conspiracies are still stupid conspiracies even if 30 percent of the population believes them...

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