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    Historical 18th century screw/nail I found encased inside a metal bloom.

    Historical 18th century screw/nail I found encased inside a metal bloom. Anyone know how much it is worth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloovey View Post
    Historical 18th century screw/nail I found encased inside a metal bloom. Anyone know how much it is worth?
    It's a badly corroded and rusted slot head screw; how did you determine it is from the 18th century?

    I'm afraid I don't see any value there, but that's JMHO.
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    The museum told me its 18th century.

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    what is a metal bloom?
    Where are you from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradyboy View Post
    what is a metal bloom?
    Where are you from?
    Im from Ottawa Canada...A metal bloom is when a metal artifact over time collects all the soil on the ground and encases itself with in it....kind of like the opposite of erosion. sorry I don't know how else to explain it..thats what the museum told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloovey View Post
    Im from Ottawa Canada...A metal bloom is when a metal artifact over time collects all the soil on the ground and encases itself with in it....kind of like the opposite of erosion. sorry I don't know how else to explain it..that's what the museum told me.
    Down here in the US I believe we call that "encrusted in rust".

    If it was a screw holding the frame of the Mona Lisa together, it might be worth something.
    Otherwise, it's just a rusted old screw.
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    Wow...a rusty screw?!!! I would guess $40,000-$50,000 easy! You're rich. I wish I could find rusty stuff like this, all I find is silver coins and gold.

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    We call that trash in the USA.
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