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Gary Del Rosal
(If you've seen Peter Pan then you know Gary found a thimble. Anyway ...)
Gary and I have hunted these two sites in Birmingham together a few times. The first is the old Titusville Memorial Park and the other is a newer park in the Southside that includes some land where some old houses were torn down. Here's what he had to say. Thanks for sharing your finds, Gary. EB
"I thought these items would interest you because of the location where they were found. Yesterday after detecting Memorial park with Steve Love for a couple of hours I detected the park in Southside on 8 ave and I-65 until the traffic eased up. I used the new 11" coil.
The item on the left is smooth on the inside and is probably a thimble with an advertising logo, 'R(W?)?OUNT SALAD DRESSING'. I've only found a few thimbles but don't remember one with a logo.
The Colgate-Palmolive token was probably damaged with the initial plug cut or I got careless with the Lesche digger when I probed the side of the hole. I've found a couple of other Colgate-Palmolive tokens in FL but they were larger and round. One was made of brass and the other was made of the same metal as this one, probably aluminum."