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. 




5 comments:

  1. Came across your collection on instagram and really like your finds. I have so many similar finds as yours its amazing! Im trying to find stuff ive collected over the last 25 yrs or so...only difference is im on the west coast. My latest find is a south carolina civil war button...which I found here in southern california high desert.I wonder how it got here?? Anyways..your stuff is pretty cool. Good day.tina j

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  2. Came across your collection on instagram and really like your finds. I have so many similar finds as yours its amazing! Im trying to find stuff ive collected over the last 25 yrs or so...only difference is im on the west coast. My latest find is a south carolina civil war button...which I found here in southern california high desert.I wonder how it got here?? Anyways..your stuff is pretty cool. Good day.tina j

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  3. I think gadgets like Underground Metal Detector has taken underground technology into a new level

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