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    Jul 2012
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    Another junk pile find

    I'd only saved this to be an electrolysis guinea pig, glad I did system was running on low amperage (~250mA, 25Vdc) so it didn't get all the rust off even after going overnight. Not a bad find nonetheless, IMO.

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    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
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    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
    New Castle NH.
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    Not sure what it is....
    trunk locking latch ?? thanks for sharing
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    The Beard "WP"

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    I am glad I am not the only one who wasn't sure of what that was. How rusty was it before?
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  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
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    It IS a trunk locking hasp. And it was rusted to the point that even I had no idea what it was; there was only a vaguely discernible shape that marked it as manmade.


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


  5. #5
    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
    New Castle NH.
    Brain eyes ears and nose
    6,648
    646 times
    Working to end Western Dominator Society, Scourge of the Modern World
    Banner Finds (6)
    Nice job cleaning and preserving
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,545
    878 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Thanks, but I thought the idea of electrolysis was to get ALL the rust off? lol... mine's a little short of done. Although I can't decide whether I really want to bother trying for the rest of it.


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


  7. #7
    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
    New Castle NH.
    Brain eyes ears and nose
    6,648
    646 times
    Working to end Western Dominator Society, Scourge of the Modern World
    Banner Finds (6)
    Complete removal of rust is desired for rare or valuable iron because it will halt any further deterioration.
    more elec would be up to your preference, It's fairly clean and a coat of matte lacquer after complete flush and drying should keep it well preserved, a museum quality treatment is not necessary unless you want that....
    I think it looks good
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  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2012
    South Hadley
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    you boil a big vat of wax and put it in there....it will bubble as all moisture is cooked out....the voids are filled by wax.......great method..

  9. #9
    us
    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
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