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Old 05-20-2008, 12:55 PM
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Default Old padlock found today!

Decided on my lunch break to search this lot right down the street from me off a main road.
Used to be a very old house here. They tore it down to make a road for new condos. Site hasn't been worked on for about 6 months now (must be tied up in red tape - lucky for me )
Just a huge dirt lot and in first 5 minutes found this neat old Corbin lock.
Appears to be heavy brass and has to be quite old seeing as the key hole is that of a skeleton key.
Needless to say I'll be back there tonight.
I'm new to the hobby, just got first detector ever last Friday and if this doesn't get me pumped..lol
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:57 PM
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There you go, now go find the silver.................................nice lock BTW

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Old 05-20-2008, 01:07 PM
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That is awesome! I can't wait to hear what else you find. Can you take a picture of the lot? That would be cool to see where you're hunting.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:08 PM
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There you go, now go find the silver.................................nice lock BTW
Yeah, had to be something good "locked up" there...it's a sign.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:09 PM
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That is awesome! I can't wait to hear what else you find. Can you take a picture of the lot? That would be cool to see where you're hunting.
Will do Carol. Planning on going again tonight.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:10 PM
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Just perusing the net and bored in general, I think the lock was manufactured in Chicago, IL circa 1930,s. There should be some nice finds there to follow.................

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Old 05-20-2008, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by beerdoodle View post
Just perusing the net and bored in general, I think the lock was manufactured in Chicago, IL circa 1930,s. There should be some nice finds there to follow.................
Thanks for the info!! That's pretty cool. I remember the house that was there and it was quite old and run down. Could have been built late 1800's early 1900's.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:34 PM
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That is a really cool find! It would be neat to see if you can make it functional again.

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:13 PM
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Nice find. Should be plenty more where that came from.

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Great find! I have one just like that! And I will ask you samething everybody asks me "Did you find the key" At least I didn't. Just think what you may find tomorrow.

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Old 05-20-2008, 11:53 PM
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Smile Old padlock found today!

That sure is a neat way to start. I'll bet you had no trouble hearing that target. You can find coins any time, but old locks are sure less frequent. Congratulations!!
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Just a tip.....(Because I've hit old lots before and got yelled at) If you're "Not supposed to be there" act like you are. If you go at night you will be portrayed as a "Poacher" or bad guy. I would just stick with the daytime. Worst someone can do is tell you to get off their empty completely unused function-less lot.Just don't want you to get in trouble. HH
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:08 AM
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Very cool lock. That entire lock is made of brass. It is a good sign that the lot hasn't been hunted. A solid hit like that would make anyone with a detector dig.

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Old 05-24-2008, 01:09 AM
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Just a tip.....(Because I've hit old lots before and got yelled at) If you're "Not supposed to be there" act like you are. If you go at night you will be portrayed as a "Poacher" or bad guy. I would just stick with the daytime. Worst someone can do is tell you to get off their empty completely unused function-less lot.Just don't want you to get in trouble. HH
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I love old locks like that. Very neat find

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Get one of those bright orange safety vest like city employees use. It works for me.
That's a great idea. Thanks! I have noticed a couple of photos of some on this forum wearing vests.
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Nice padlock! I know a little boy named Corbin...

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Awsome find. Did you ever find anything else there?
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:07 AM
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Very nice lock...if you can clean it up (soak in kerosene etc), I think you could easily find a key in the antique shops... those keys are quite common and not intricate. RickO
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Nice find. That's the kind of stuff I like to dig.

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