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Old 10-12-2021, 11:09 AM
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These finds found over several weeks from grass and stubble fields.

The toy cannon was loaded with black powder and small stones, best guess too much powder.

No 'health and safety' in the toy world at this time.(AD1600-1800)

Thanks for looking.......Doug.

Just out of the ground.




Lead tobacco glass jar lid top.


Ship Half-penny




William 3rd AD1694-1702 lovetoken.


Not really sure, horse or furniture related?


Mixture of finds. Silver pocket watch back far right


Finds 2.


Fruit tree metal labels.


Various coins. Hammered silver coin bottom left.


WW1 General Service button.

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Old 10-12-2021, 11:12 AM
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cool finds, always nice to dig up a whole cannon! haha
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Neat little cannon! Reminds me of the thing Captain Kirk improvised to kill the lizard man in that one episode of Star Trek. You'd probably have a hard time getting that green lighted to sell to kids nowadays.
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Originally Posted by EmuDetector View post
cool finds, always nice to dig up a whole cannon! haha
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Neat little cannon! Reminds me of the thing Captain Kirk improvised to kill the lizard man in that one episode of Star Trek. You'd probably have a hard time getting that green lighted to sell to kids nowadays.
So true.
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Congrats on a nice productive hunt.

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Doug, I love to still-in-the-clod reveal poses. Those are like opening Christmas presents !
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Doug..you find the most incredible stuff!! Congrats


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Thanks Doug, you are our window into detecting in England!

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As always, great finds!

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What an amazing variety of very cool and interesting relics. Pics are great too.

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Thank you all once again.

This weeks finds have a "why is this find in the middle of a field question from me"..... all will be revealed........Doug.
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Great stuff Doug, thanks for sharing.

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Nice collection of coins and relics again, Doug. Always enjoy your posts! I just need something to catch the drool from getting on my screen!

I imagine that someone lost some digits from that cannon BOOM. Reminds me of the tennis ball cannons we made from soda cans and lighter fluid during childhood. Yep, just a wee bit more lighter fluid, and my tennis ball will go much further than yours!!! Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb!

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Nice collection of coins and relics again, Doug. Always enjoy your posts! I just need something to catch the drool from getting on my screen!

I imagine that someone lost some digits from that cannon BOOM. Reminds me of the tennis ball cannons we made from soda cans and lighter fluid during childhood. Yep, just a wee bit more lighter fluid, and my tennis ball will go much further than yours!!! Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb!
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No 'risk assessment' for toys in those days so what possibly could go wrong......
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Great stuff Doug, thanks for sharing.

Congrats on another incredible hunt.
Thank you.
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What could possibly go wrong? What a great title! You know when they fired that cannon off, there was a lot of running and probably a good cussing.
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