Found this Rare W.C. Co. ESSEX Headstamp while metal detecting in some woods a couple of weeks back. I decided to try a new section of woods that I have permission to detect, across the street from where I normally hunt a couple of old homesteads. I didn’t find alot of targets, but I was able to sniff out a couple of neat relics.
Later I found this Train Button. I believe that it is probably from overalls or some other type of work clothes.
I have seen other train buttons similar to this one, but oddly enough, I haven’t seen another picture of this exact train button making me believe that it is probably an earlier design of the others that I have seen on the internet. A neat find either way!
I also found that Rare HARRS Token awhile back in the same area of woods.
I keep searching for silver there, and so far it has eluded me, but sometimes finding rare relics can be as exciting as finding an old coin. This Essex headstamp is a rare find, considering that the company only had this stamp for around 10 years and maybe even less depending on who you ask. A very small window in the grand scheme of shotshell history.
That’s what it is all about, finding a historical artifact, learning something about that relic’s history that you didn’t already know, and preserving a record of the finds for future generations to enjoy too.
It was a beautiful day, and I enjoyed exploring the woods as my mind got a break from the hustle and bustle of the real world outside of the woods and wildlife. I’ll take an average day metal detecting over a typical work day… any day!
Take care my friends, O
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