30 March 2013

Metal Detecting Post #100 - Colonial Spigot Key

I returned to a colonial site here in the Shenandoah Valley yesterday to enjoy some sunshine and commune with history. ;-)

Didn't find much besides the bottom of a 19th century iron kettle and this interesting piece. It's a shut off key for a colonial spigot (circa 1780-1810), from a keg or barrel which most like held spirits.


Robert Moore said...

Wow! Great find! Congrats, Richard!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Robert. It is an interesting piece.