A little bit of lead.

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I know most of it is scrap but I like to keep the odd bits of interesting lead.

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Me too, and I have a box just like yours :thumbsup:

I'm pretty brutal whan it comes to keeping stuff and most goes into the scrap bin but there are pieces you take to, whether or not you know the use of them, and they have to be spared.
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Sometimes lead can be frustrating. You know it was used for something, or that it's an interesting shape....... But cannot work out its use.

One day when I came back from a hunt, I was throwing my lead into my lead scrap bucket. And this one particular muddy piece missed and landed in the full watering can. I fished it out and the mud had been washed off and it was a nice figure of a man on a horse 😲
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I always clean and check my lead from now on
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Daz2110 wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:43 pm Sometimes lead can be frustrating. You know it was used for something, or that it's an interesting shape....... But cannot work out its use.

One day when I came back from a hunt, I was throwing my lead into my lead scrap bucket. And this one particular muddy piece missed and landed in the full watering can. I fished it out and the mud had been washed off and it was a nice figure of a man on a horse 😲

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I always clean and check my lead from now on
Definitely worth checking all lead very carefully before binning..I found a small scrap no bigger than a 5p and thought nothing of until I washed the mud off to reveal a lovely cloth seal.

I have read of several similar experiences where lettering and/or designs showed up after the mud was removed..
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There is not much in there that is scrap! In just a small container you have;
Minie Bullets, Cloth seals, Bag seals, Spindle whorls, Loom weights, Steelyard weight, Trade weights, Tokens,
Pot mends, Lead stencils and toy soldiers obviously.
You have even included I spy, a lead airgun pellet; Which must have been quite a sod to find but you went all the way and retrieved it.
I bet that gave you some faith in your machine! :thumbsup:
Nothing in there is rubbish, I would keep the lot! :Star:
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I just want to add that you can keep the worst examples for scrap. Surprising how it mounts up! :thumbsup:
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Mucky wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:37 pm I just want to add that you can keep the worst examples for scrap. Surprising how it mounts up! :thumbsup:
I gave the landowner 10kg of lead as he self loads. He was chuffed to bits. Next lot I will weigh in as he now has more than enough.
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