Used the corkscrew in my Wenger to remove a broken coupling from an in-ground irrigation system.(Image removed from quote.)The coupling broke off close to the surface of the irrigation line. Close enough that I couldn't get my mutlitool pliers to grip it. Fortunately the Wenger was awl-ready in me pocket. I don't think I've even seen the corkscrew used in this way...so I'm claiming a first here!
Used SwissChamp pliers to remove picture nail and the whole SwissChamp as a hammer to relocate it, saved time on going to fetch an actual hammer.Used small blade to open Amazon package.
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Used the magnifying glass on this scientist to identify a monogram on an old- maybe late 1800s era silver plate fork that I found metal detecting today at an old homestead.
Cool find. Let us know if u find a maker’s mark. Have you ever metal detected a lesser US Civil War battlefield? I have always wondered if the lesser ones have been gone over? The OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY has an online access to THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION (OR) that I used for Civil War research I did at one time. If you have not used the OR, it is a compilation of millions of Union and CSA war records completed around 1900 based on the decision of Union President Lincoln and Union General Halleck to use triplicate carbon paper for ALL communications by the Union government and its military. Lincoln and Halleck understood going in that the US WAR OF THE REBELLION could result in countless war time actions that could after the war lead to all manner of legal disputes and legal actions afterwards. Lincoln, the lawyer, wanted a paper trail that could either be used to defend his and the Union’s actions, or that could be altered/sanitized as need might later be. Anyway, for 3/4s of a century at least the hard copy of the OR was so voluminous and so difficult to search that many war historians either only skimmed its surface, or ignored it entirely in writing even the most supposedly “exhaustively researched” accounts of the US CIVIL WAR. But then the internet came along and most if not all of the OR was scanned into an OR data base that can be searched to some degree by key words. This is all a long preamble for giving you a metal detecting suggestion.Obviously metal detecting a famous battlefield (e.g., Gettysburg, etc.) enshrined and preserved, as a national monument, would either not permit metal detecting, or where permitted, already long have been picked over by metal detectors.But when One wades through the OR, one finds countless orders and memos from one officer to another about tiny skirmishes, or raids, or temporary encampments, and these often report the route recently followed and the route that will next be taken. Often, the locations and routes are of utterly no consequence to Civil War historians writing mostly about big battles and about famous persons. But each of these locations, particularly sizable encampments stayed at for several days likely would have a debris/artifact scatter that often would have been flooded, and lost to the eye in ensuing years, since armies then tended to encamp near water sources for themselves and their horses. Likely foragers and scavengers trails along Sherman’s March to the sea have long been metal detected; same with the various approach paths to Gettysburg. But there were literally tens of thousands of encampments by both sides never mentioned in history books nor marked by battle monuments that metal detectors likely have not swept.We need to know much more empirically about the US Civil War to understand what really happened during and shortly after that fateful time. I believe the future of our country lay in a much more empirically based understanding of the time. We have the incredible opportunity to converge Geographic information systems with geology, topo maps, mineral surveys, rail/Telegraph maps, farm land maps, battle maps, and artifact scatters to demythologize what both Union and CSA were fighting with, and over, and how they were expecting not only to win, but how they were expecting to benefit after victory. This convergence of information will eventually explain which elements of private oligarchy won and which lost, beyond the simplistic notion of Union and CSA. Both the Union and the CSA were constellations of foreign and domestic special interests; not just a blue army and a grey army. Histories based on GIS inferences are far underway. But they tend to have sketchy or no information on artifacts outside the major battlefields and the canonized historians have no time or money to generate artifact data. But for profit scavengers do.Getting persons like you and thousands of others turning up artifacts for profit and recording them would really fill in a major missing portion of the GIS picture of the US Civil WAR in ways too numerous to mention here. Just a thought.
Great use! Do you plan some restoration for this fork or prefer to keep it as is?
So far I’ve been happy with my new PC revo., 1st real test and match not untill next week though. So we’ll see.
Clipped my patient wrist band off, after leaving the hospital:(Image removed from quote.)Then opened a package when I got home:(Image removed from quote.)