I have been fascinated with the past all my life. Although time travel is not possible (at least, as far as I know), we can still experience it through what I call "relics of the fourth dimension." Namely, as the old saying goes, "time marches on." We can't travel in the fourth dimension, except going forward in the present, but we can follow the trail of the fourth dimension. Along the way, people lose or discard items from their being. These relics are unintentional time capsules that give us as glimpse into their lives. Here on The Time Searchers blog, I will show some relics of the past that I have run across in our present. Sometimes when I am out on a relic hunt with the Colonial Relic Hunter, we know that we are not alone. There is more than just relics at these historical sites. Indeed, it could be said that there is a portal to the past, perhaps to another dimension, where that which once was, still is. A place where the real consorts with the shadows; the present fuses with the past, on Time Searchers: Ghost Relics.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

GERMAN BINOCULARS 1944 US GI'S WAR BOOTY

HERE'S A PHOTO OF A PAIR OF WORLD WAR TWO GERMAN BINOCULARS CAPTURED BY AN AMERICAN GI IN 1944.  I AM ALWAYS AMAZED AT THE AMOUNT OF WAR BOOTY THAT THE US GI SOLDIERS BROUGHT BACK TO THE STATES.  THIS TYPE OF BINOCULARS WERE COMMONLY USED BY GERMAN INFANTRY.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

1770'S COLONIAL ERA LIGHTING ROD SET

HERE'S A FIND THAT I MADE OVER THE LAST WEEKEND.  NOT ONE BUT TWO COLONIAL ERA LIGHTING RODS.  PEOPLE FROM THAT ERA WERE FASCINATED WITH ELECTRICITY.  ESPECIALLY, I WOULD IMAGINE AFTER BEN FRANKLIN'S WRITINGS ON HIS ELECTRICITY EXPERIMENTS.  THE RODS WOULD BE MOUNTED ON A SOLID SUPPORT LIKE A FENCE POST OR SOLID STONE WALL AND IT WOULD ATTRACT LIGHTING BOLTS.  I AM SURE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN QUITE A SHOW.  I JUST WOULDN'T WANT TO BE STANDING NEARBY.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Monday, July 10, 2017

Dial from 1930' Clock face gasoline (petrol) pump

Here's a dial face from a 1930's gasoline pump that I found over the last weekend.  This type of dial face was used on gasoline pumps for a time in the 1930's before the conventional square faces you see on alot of 1940's gasoline pumps.  I love these old auto related items when I find them.-The
Time Searcher.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

COLONIAL BUTTONS FOUND ON GROUND WITHOUT METAL DETECTOR: RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE.

                                 
HERE'S PART ONE OF THE TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE, MAY 11, 2017.  THERE WERE HEAVY RAINS FOR A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE OUR TRIP.  I FOUND TWO COLONIAL  BUTTONS ON THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND WITHOUT A METAL DETECTOR.  A GREAT SITE THAT HAS NEVER LET US DOWN.-THE TIME SEARCHER.                      

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A LATE FATHER'S DAY TRIBUTE TO A RELIC HUNTING PIONEER: THE ORIGINAL TIME SEARCHER BEFORE THERE WAS A TIME SEARCHER



 HERE'S A PHOTO OF MY DAD FROM APRIL, 1956.  HE'S BEEN GONE FOR OVER TWO YEARS NOW.  THERE ISN'T A DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT HIM.  HE WAS A RELIC HUNTER EVEN WHEN HE WAS A SMALL KID GROWING UP IN THE 1930'S.  A GREAT CAR COLLECTOR WHO WAS A EARLY MEMBER OF THE AUBURN, CORD, DUESENBERG CLUB.  HE COLLECTED ANTIQUES AND ESPECIALLY AUTO RELATED ITEMS. GROWING UP, I TRAVELED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES WITH HIM LOOKING AT CARS AND OTHER ANTIQUITIES.  HE TAUGHT ME THE VALUE OF HARD WORK, RESPECT FOR OUR HISTORY AND THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM.  IT WAS MY GREAT PLEASURE AND HONOR TO WORK WITH HIM FOR MANY YEARS.  AS THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER KNOWS, HIS STORIES OF THE  PAST ENTERTAINED AND INTRIGUED US.  AFTER OUR RELIC HUNTS, I WOULD ALWAYS GO BACK TO OUR OFFICES AND SHOW HIM OUR FINDS.  HIS INSIGHT AND COMMENTS ARE SOMETHING I MISS AFTER A TIME SEARCHERS RELIC HUNT.   HE WAS A TOUGH TASKMASTER, WHO BOUGHT THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE.  THE PRICELESS MEMORIES OF HIS COLLECTING ADVENTURES, THE PEOPLE AND PLACES WE WENT WILL ALWAYS BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE. HE GAVE ME A GREAT APPRECIATION OF HISTORY, ART, STYLE, AND DESIGN.  HE WORKED LONG HOURS AND I WISH THAT I HAD BEEN ABLE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIM.  BUT, HE WAS WHAT A DAD SHOULD BE:  STRICT BUT FAIR AND SOMEONE WHO WAS LOYAL TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WAS FAIR TO EVERYONE.  I WILL ALWAYS MISS HIM.  THANKS DAD.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ROGER MOORE-A TIME SEARCHERS TRIBUTE TO A COOL, CLASSY GUY, WE WILL MISS YOU!

I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY AND HAVE NOT POSTED HERE ON THE BLOG FOR AWHILE.  I WAS SAD TO HEAR THAT ONE OF THE COOLEST, CLASSY GUYS IN MOVIES AND TV HAD PASSED AWAY.  ROGER MOORE WAS A GUY WHO GOT TO PLAY SOME GREAT PARTS:  SIMON TEMPLER-THE SAINT, JAMES BOND, AND SOME OTHER ROLES ON TV AND IN MOVIES.  YES, I KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE THINK SEAN CONNERY WAS THE BEST BOND AND I AGREE.  BUT AFTER SEAN CONNERY LEFT THE PART.  I THOUGHT THAT ROGER MOORE WAS A GREAT CHOICE TO FOLLOW HIM IN THE PART.  HE GAVE IT A DIFFERENT TAKE AS A POSH, CLASSY, FUNNY GUY WHILE CONNERY GAVE IT A MORE HARD EDGE PERFORMANCE.  MOORE WAS GREAT AS SIMON TEMPLER, PLAYING THE SUAVE CONMAN WITH A HEART.
IT'S TOO BAD WE DON'T SEE ANY ACTORS TODAY THAT WERE AS GREAT AS GUYS LIKE MOORE, CONNERY AND MCGOOHAN, WHO EMERGED IN THE 1960'S   ABOVE IS A LINK TO A DOCUMENTARY ON ROGER MOORE.  DEFINITELY A GUY WE WILL MISS.-THE TIME SEARCHER

Monday, May 1, 2017

TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: NOVEMBER, 2016 PART FOUR COLONIAL BUTTONS, RELIC ROUND UP

HERE'S PART FOUR OF OUR TRIP TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE IN NOVEMBER, 2016.  HERE WE FIND COLONIAL BUTTONS AND THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER GIVES US A ROUND UP OF THE RELIC FINDS FOR THIS TRIP. -THE TIME SEARCHER.

Friday, April 21, 2017

THE BIG GUN ARRIVED TODAY-MY BIG 15 INCH---ER AH---SEARCH COIL

I WAS GLAD TO SEE THAT THE BIG SEARCH COIL I ORDERED HAD ARRIVED TODAY.  THE TIME SEARCHERS ARE SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE NEXT WEEK AND THIS COIL ARRIVED JUST IN TIME FOR THIS OUTING.  AS SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOTED.  WE ARE A LOW BUDGET SHOW AND WE USE OLD EQUIPMENT THAT WE HAVE USED FOR YEARS.  I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD TRY OUT SOME AFTERMARKET COILS AND FOUND A SOURCE THAT COULD PROVIDE ME SOME BIGGER COILS FOR OUR OLD TROY MACHINES THAT WENT OUT OF PRODUCTION OVER TEN YEARS AGO.  I TOOK A SMALLER ONE OUT WITH US LAST MONTH AND I DID GREAT.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

FRANCE-THE TIME SEARCHERS TAKE-THE FRENCHIES SHOULD VOTE FOR LE PEN SO FRANCE MAY LIVE

 YES, I KNOW THAT WE SHOULD NOT TALK POLITICS.  HOWEVER, AS HISTORIANS WE LOVE THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT WE HAVE STUDIED ALL OUR LIVES.  YES, THE FRENCH CAN BE RUDE.  YES, ALL THOSE POLITICIANS  OVER THERE ARE SOCIALISTS. WHICH WE HATE.  BUT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE LESSER OF THE EVILS OUT THERE.  LE PEN WANTS TO DEFEND HER HERITAGE AND CULTURE AS OPPOSED TO THE UNELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION WHO WANT AND ARE GIVING THEIR COUNTRIES AWAY.  SO, LE PEN GETS THE TIME SEARCHERS ENDORSEMENT FOR THE UPCOMING FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  VIVA LA FRANCE.  ALSO, I MISS THE RIVERA AND HOPE THAT IT IS STILL THERE WHEN I DO GET A CHANCE TO GO BACK.-THE TIME SEARCHER.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A TIME SEARCHER TRIBUTE TO A INSULT COMEDY LEGEND-DON RICKLES "CRAP GAME" KELLY'S HEROES


I WAS GOING TO DO A TRIBUTE TO THE 1970 CLASSIC FILM "KELLY'S HEROES" AT SOME POINT.  BUT, THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT OUR OLD FRIEND, DON RICKLES HAD PASSED AWAY.  WE LOVED HIS COMEDY AND THE KELLY'S HEROES FILM IS ONE OF OUR OLD FAVORITES.  I HAVE EVEN JOKED ON OUR SHOW THAT I AM THE "CRAP GAME" OF OUR OUTFIT, THE TIME SEARCHERS.  DON RICKLES WAS IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF.  HE COULD INSULT PEOPLE AND THEY WOULD LAUGH WITH HIM INSTEAD OF BEING INSULTED.  IN KELLY'S HEROES HE PLAYED THE SUPPLY SARGENT CALLED "CRAP GAME", HIS CHARACTER PROVIDED THE INTELLIGENCE AND EQUIPMENT FOR KELLY (CLINT EAST WOOD) AND THEIR INFANTRY SQUAD SARGENT (TELLY SAVALAS) WITH THE SUPPLIES FOR THEM TO GO AFTER THE NAZI GOLD.  CRAP GAME EVEN ARRANGED ARMOR SUPPORT FROM ODDBALL (DONALD SUTHERLAND).  A GREAT COMEDY WAR FILM THAT FIRED MY IMAGINATION AS A KID.  I PUT TWO OTHER CLIPS DOWN BELOW TO SHOW HOW DON PLAYED HIS CHARACTER, (YES, I AGREE WITH THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER THAT MY BACK OFFICE LOOKS LIKE CRAP GAME'S OFFICE IN THE SUPPLY DEPOT.) WE WILL MISS YOU DON RICKLES-THE TIME SEARCHER


HERE'S DON RICKLES CLASSIC ART OF DEAL CLIP:  MAYBE HE'S A REPUBLICAN.