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    Lead mold or just a fishing net weight?

    Found at a colonial and civil war site. It looks to be a hand fashioned cast net weight however it has a bell shaped depression on one side making me hope it was a mold of some kind. I kinda doubt it though!
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    Re: Lead mold or just a fishing net weight?

    Looks like a home made weight to me.
    Dirty Mike

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    Aug 2005
    Eastern UP, Michigan
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    Re: Lead mold or just a fishing net weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by backintheday
    Found at a colonial and civil war site. It looks to be a hand fashioned cast net weight however it has a bell shaped depression on one side making me hope it was a mold of some kind. I kinda doubt it though!
    Lead, when poured into a container shrinks during cooling... causing the divot you see. That was the top of the pour. The hole looks like where someone screwed a screw eye into it to use it for a weight.

    I had several of these around until I melted them into a bumper for my tractor... Anyone care to guess how much a piece of 1/4 inch wall 4x6 tubing 25 inches long weighs when filled with lead? (minus one inch of lead for inset end caps)

    HINT:
    .DCIX LB per Inch Cubed Lead
    .CCLXXXIII LB Inch Cubed Steel

    ANSWER:
    σ ο ε LBS


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