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Ebay - 100 year old Levis found in mine

That's actually quite amazing to see how similar 100 year old levis are to today's levis. Current bid: US $17,600.00

This old pair of LEVI'S were found in a mine in the Rand Mining District, on the Mojave Desert,. California. They are covered in candlewax from the candle's the miner was using to light the tunnel he was working in.

They were found with and old paper bag with the name of a mercantile store which operated between 1895 and 1898 in the town or Randsburg. Their was also a gunny sack with the initials A.P.K. and Randsburg marked on it. A.P.K. is through to be Adam P. Kuffel who was a partner in the mercantile store.

These pants have the cloth label vice the leather label. The label (pictured) indicates that they are size W34 x L33, They are copper riveted with the rivets marked L.S. & Co. S.F.

They are buckle back (pictured) with suspender buttons. Buttons are silver in color and are all marked LEVI STRAUSS & CO. S.F.CAL. Tthe pants were made with just one back pocket on the right hand side.

The pants are in excellent condition with two small flaws. One hole just above where the left hand back pocket would be, which can be covered by a Quarter and one missing piece of cloth measuring approximatley 1/2 "by !/2" on the band just to the right hand side of the fly.


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By netchicken: posted on 30-7-2008

Heh. Couldn't distinquish my own pants from those - had I just come from working in a mine. :)
By Ela: posted on 30-7-2008

Wasn't there an issue with the rivets heating up when the wearers stood near a fire and burning the victim?

Maybe this is a giant hoax and these are really modern ....
By netchicken: posted on 30-7-2008

I can't believe people buy "fatigued" jeans. Buy new ones and fatigue them yourself...by wearing them!
By peregrine: posted on 31-7-2008

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