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Susan Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 10 Aug 2001 10:19:40 -0400
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Information from an old car buff  --NYS DMV Does not keep those records.
Once a plate has expired they no longer care. If they did  we would not
need to trace the serial numbers from our willys to get them registered.
They Don't have the ability to look up old records so they say.

At 08:41 PM 8/9/01, William Maurer wrote:
>Naval gel is what we used. Was a 1918 NY plate. Color was black and white.
>Any idea on how to find out the owner? (From other artifacts we are pretty
>sure this was from Dard Hunter, the fourth owner/occupant of the house.)
>Would be nice to confirm the archaeology this way.
>Thanks to all who replied.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State
>history. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Wayne Miller
>Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 11:18 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Two questions
>Naval jelly will dissolve the rust, assuming there is enough metal that is
>not rusted to retain the integrity of the plate, this might be the best way
>to go. The other choice would be rust converter. This chemically changes
>the rust into a primer. It goes on clear (from spray can) or milky (liquid
>bottle) and in several hours changes to black wherever it contacts rust and
>dries to a sandable, paintable surface. It's available (like naval jelly)
>in automotive supplies and painting supplies in Kmart, Walmart, and the
>like. Great stuff for those rust spots on your car, too.
>Wayne Miller
>William Maurer writes:
> >  Gomez Mill House has restored the root cellar at our site. Dates to
> > 1880. In doing so we dug an additional four feet below what we thought was
> > the bottom and found that in our planning we missed another shelf layer.
> > good news is that we found a layer of ash and in that layer enough
> > probably from the owner of the house, Dard Hunter (1912-1918), to keep the
> > archaeologist washing and gluing into the late fall.
> >
> > Questions are: We found a very rusty license plate.  Need the best way to
> > remove the rust.
> >
> > Secondly, if we get a plate number, is there anyway in New York state to
> > trace the owner?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Bill Maurer
> > Director
> > Gomez Mill House
> > www.gomez.org