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Anyone know if this came off an 1899 automobile? Answered

Found this metal detecting old cellar hole. Think it might be made of copper. It's about the thickness of a dime.
I looked up "Charleroi"  and found there is a town in Pa. named that. Any info or anything would be great.

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liquidhandwash (author)2015-07-18

That is a cool find, I also go metal detecting, some objects take a lot of research to find out what they are. You could also ask a metal detecting forum like this one.

http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php

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yea I thought it was pretty cool to. I also think researching is just as fun as detecting. First you find it then find out what the heck it is. Anyway , thanks for the link. Good luck with your finds!

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kelseymh (author)2015-07-17

It's not a motor vehicle plate; Pennsylvania didn't start issuing them until 1906, and they looked quite different.

If you're in Pennsylvania, try contacting the Charleroi Historical Society (http://charleroi-historical.org). They are likely to either know what it is, or know how to track it down. Good luck!

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Inanotherworld (author)kelseymh2015-07-18

Thank you kelseymh. Good idea! I'll do just that. i'm from connecticut so i'll just email them and see what they say. have a great day!

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