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Old 06-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #16
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We recently replaced our bathroom medicine cabinet, and uncovered an old-fashioned safety razor - must have been from the 50's if not earlier than that.

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Old 06-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #17
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Also found a pile of razorblades in the wall behind the medicine cabinet.
Most older medicine cabinets had a slot specifically for the disposal of old razor blades. I guess the thinking was that they were safer in a wall cavity than in the trash where someone might get cut by them.
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10 sticks of decomposing dynamite, wrapped in old newspapers from the 40's.
I prefer to keep my decomposing dynamite in my wife's trunk for safe keeping. Don't want anybody stealing the stuff!
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roflmao.

Is this where the 'for better or WORSE' part of the wedding vows comes into play?
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That's not where I'd stick it for my ex-wife
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:52 AM   #21
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No Treasure , but I did find about half a sheet of 3-4 ' long drywall cuttings in a stud space where I had cut in a 2" x 4" opening for a central vac inlet.
I had to reach in and crush it all by hand and remove piece by piece to complete my work for the customer... Yep that's the kind of guy I am

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that old Montreal Canadiens card belongs up here....you should send it back to Canada, like my place maybe

Nice Find and the coins ....
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Gutted a bathroom last year for a redo, usual old papers, an old stogie, and....... a small dumbwaiter. Only big enough for a cup of coffee or such. Went from the bathroom to the dinning room below. House was built in the late 40 early 50's.
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that's.... awesome...
i can hear it now, *shouting from upstairs* "Send me up another cup of coffee, dear, i'm going to be a while! and then a roll of TP too!"
-=chuckle=-

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I found a WWII turkish bayonet that was still oiled and sharp as the dickens. My first find was a victorian silver and crystal four piece condiment set when I demolished a wall. I was dumbfounded when I came across it, I'd been hammering on the wall for 45 minutes! Amazing I didn't break it.

Mostly, our walls are solid brick, so I'm not holding my breath for treasure. Now the yard, is another issue... I can't put a spade in the ground without coming up with clinker bricks, anthracite coal, and broken pottery (not to mention: legos, gi joes, and an endless amount of airsoft bbs). I keep the bricks for the garden. I wash the potsherds and the coal and keep it in mason jars.

But the COOLEST thing are two old broken leaky windows in my basement. I chose not to replace them because they are covered in writing. Notes written in pencil. Someone practicing their letters and sums in that particular shaky 1800s cursive.
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I've found two 10 inch long metal weights of some sort. They're both on old rope, one of them has a piece of thick metal tube also on the rope. They have CHRISTOPHER stamped into them and also a number 4. They feel like they weigh about 4 pounds as well, so that's probably why. I wish I knew what they were...
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I've found two 10 inch long metal weights of some sort. They're both on old rope, one of them has a piece of thick metal tube also on the rope. They have CHRISTOPHER stamped into them and also a number 4. They feel like they weigh about 4 pounds as well, so that's probably why. I wish I knew what they were...
old weights were used to counterweight windows on a rope and pulley. its easier to leave them in the walls when upgrading to new windows or the old ropes break and the weights fall in the stud cavities.
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Found papers with stock prices from like 1967. The house was built in 1965.

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