Thursday, October 22, 2015

Luke's Uncas

  I have been working with my good friend Luke Cote again after a hiatus of five of or six years and we were together all week on a rehabilitation project for a marble statue of the Virgin Mary in an Augusta Catholic cemetery. A few days ago I gave him a quick lesson in metal detecting and let him go around the statue for a few minutes. In classic beginner's luck fashion, he turned up a ring on his second or third dig. It was played with gold and not solid, but it was still a ring and he was as excited to dig it up as I was to watch him dig it. Inside the band was a number 8 and a U with an arrow through it. A little googling explained to me that this symbol represents the Uncas Manufacturing Corporation, which has been making jewelry, both high and low end, since the early 1900's to the present.