Tag Archives: custom jewelry

Before the killer storm with the CZ-3D

14 Apr

I got out early this morning to hunt my favorite park; McAdams. When I got there, the Wichita Police Department was setting up for their Anti-Gang thing they do every year. I managed to find some nickels including a 1930-something Buffalo and an old lipstick case. I decided to try a different park after an hour or so. ┬áThere, I found a 1944 wheat cent and an old tag that I can’t make out.

various metal objects

My morning hunt from two parks

Buffalo nickel

With a magnifying glass you can see the 193x

Later in the evening, I went out to my neighborhood park and found a 1951 wheat and a cool child’s ring with Donald Duck on it. I can tell the ring is old by the style in which Donald was drawn.

various metal objects

My evening hunt.

childs ring

Notice Donald is old school on this ring

Silver eludes me with the CZ-3D. Still I will use it for a while longer.

And no, the killer storm has not appeared as of 8 pm.

Thank you for looking!

Finally a ring…ha ha!

23 Jan

I hunted around the Girl Scout House today. First, I found a shotshell. It was a UMC Co. Club No. 10. This shot shell was made between 1865 and 1911. There is a row of houses within 50 feet of where I found it and the earliest house there was built in 1900, sooooo I am guessing that the shotshell got dropped sometime before 1900.

Then I hunted for a while with nothing much to show for until I got a mid-tone at seven inches deep. The signal turned out to be an old copper or brass child’s ring. It’s somewhat bent out of shape but I can tell that the top is shaped like a flower. The stone is missing. I surmise that this ring was dropped by a Girl Scout sometime during the time the Girl Scouts used the building, which was from the mid 1920’s to around the early 80’s.
Judging by the material the ring is made of, the style of the ring, and the depth at which I found it, I would say this ring was dropped a long time ago.

Antique copper child's ring

Copper child's ring

The history of this spot in the park is rather interesting. Back in 1917, a clinic for sick babies was built there. It was called the Fresh Air Baby Hospital because, sick babies were shuttled from Wesley Hospital to this site so that the babies could spend a few hours breathing the fresh air of the park. The clinic only operated during the daytime hours and in 1920, it caught fire one night and burned to the ground (no one was there at the time). A new clinic was built 200 feet West of the old building and the new clinic operated until the mid ’20s, when Wesley built a unit at the hospital where the babies could get fresh air at all times of the day or night.

So the building at the park was passed on to the Girl Scouts of America. I have found other custom rings there. Plus I found a brownie pin as well. I am betting that there are old silver and copper coins there too.

Thank you for looking!