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  1. #1
    us
    May 2008
    Colorado
    Minelab
    90
    4 times

    Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    Went out to an old Saw Mill that was part of a mining operation, and ended up digging up a double headed axe and this unusual lead weight. It weighs 1.3 Lbs, it says SIMMONS H'DW'RE CO. ST. LOUIS The site dates between 1896-1910. **** Special Thanks to johnnyi and kenley for helping me I.D. this as a #10 Lead Based Babbit Ingot for use in bearings.**** Happy Hunting....

    Thanks for lookin!
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  2. #2
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
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    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    that is a real interesting find !!
    ALLEN

  3. #3
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
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    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    Probably for weighing nails!
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2008
    river valley/ Fort Smith, Arkansas
    white's DFX,Classic III, Prizim II
    1,120
    7 times

    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    nice find
    I quit smoking 2/26/08
    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2009
    new jersey
    minelab, white's xlt, deus xp, fisher aquanaut, white's twin box
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    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    sodapoptop, could this be an ingot of babbit for use on the the mill's bearings?
    johnnyi

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2008
    Seminole County, Ok.
    GTI 2500
    547
    6 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    Babbit for bearings and also used in wire rope sockets.

  7. #7
    us
    presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons

    Dec 2008
    ILL
    Minelab Safari, Garrett pro pointer, bounty hunter 202 with a 10in magnum coil, Automax pinpointer,
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    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    best paper weight iv ever seen nice find MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1784 half real, 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,63-69,73-75,81-85-09 Cent.

  8. #8
    On extended Holiday.

    Dec 2008
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    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    Neat find.

  9. #9
    us
    May 2008
    Colorado
    Minelab
    90
    4 times

    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    Hey thanks for Weighing in guys..... I believe you are correct that this is an ingot of Grade #10 Lead based Babbit. (78-83% Lead Base) I have been scratching my head trying to figure out why there is that big X stamped on the top. Now it makes sense. I am thinking about painting it GOLD and using it as a paperweight.

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
    A stick with a box at one end and a round thing on the other.
    5,545
    558 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Been Weighting a long time for one of these....now what?

    Excellent find!

    HH

 

 

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