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Old 09-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #21
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10 sticks of decomposing dynamite.

In the basemant of the house I was living in. We moved a big metal file cabinet away from a wall, and there was a hole punched through the wall, leading to a room under the porch. In the hollow tile, there was old newspaper from 1947 stuffed in it. Pulled that out and found the dynomite. Fire Dept came and removed it. Took it to the county park and detonated/burned it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #22
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Did the dynamite actually explode or just burn up?! THats a nutty find! Thanks for all of these great posts....keeeeep em' coming!!!
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Old packages of condoms they were made for lamb intestines.
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I was insulating my attic and found some old newspapers dating from 1935.
One had Jesse Owens for a main headline.
and also an old sinclair gas station add.
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i just googled forex I think that probably was it or its predecessor, it was in a aluminum container, greasy and slime as hell after 30-40 years
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Did the dynamite actually explode or just burn up?! THats a nutty find! Thanks for all of these great posts....keeeeep em' coming!!!

Just burned. I think they originally intended to detonate it, but it was too decomposed.
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We get any extra copy of the plans and have it signed by all of the subcontractors. Then have it put in one of the walls before the drywall goes on. (homeowners really like this!)
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1939 news papers , old pictures , and tools
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Eight years ago I was working on a 1774 post and beam in mid-coast Maine. Found a 1799 1/2 penny. Worth about $3K.
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Old newspapers are very common, some from the early part of the century. During a demo on a home owned by a doctor, we found war bonds from 1942 and 1943, returned to the family. They were tucked in behind the baseboards, you know, the ones 10 inches high common with plastered walls. Lots of pennies...old photos, crayons from the '40's.....but never anything truly valuable.....and since I don't do remodels now, my only hope is digging up the chest of gold!

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