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Old 10-22-2019, 10:48 PM
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Curb strip hunting alongside of a 150 year old house. Got an interesting signal and out came this Carterís Inkwell.

A rusty nail was nestled beneath it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:18 AM
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That's a nice ink for sure! If I had to guess, possibly made around 1900, maybe a little later. Just a guesstimate! Love ink wells, nice dig!

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Old 10-23-2019, 09:41 AM
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That's a real treasure! How smart that you dug that odd sounding nail! That is really nice I just love that. Those old lines and texture just add to the interest. Congratulations on digging that neat old ink well.

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Old 10-23-2019, 01:56 PM
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Nice old ink, congrats!
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:47 PM
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I always say, "Too bad there aren't glass detectors", lol. Who knows what bottles you're not seeing.

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Old 10-25-2019, 09:58 AM
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Nice dig! That's an old one; just oozing with character!
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