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    old mold

    Or so I'm told
    Quite heavy to hold (I wish it was gold)
    Can anyone identify my bold old mold ?


    So much for the poetry ... anyway it weighs almost 5 pounds - the large 'cloverleaf' chamber leads down to 3 smaller ones . A triple a battery fits perfectly into each small hole .It appears to be made of brass or bronze . I've looked at a lot of bullet mold pictures and the all seem quite small compared to this monster . The 2 round handle things are solid . Why would so much lead be poured in just to make 3 bullets (if thats what it is)??
    Any ideas? Thanks !
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    Re: old mold

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    Or so I'm told
    Quite heavy to hold (I wish it was gold)
    Can anyone identify my bold old mold ?
    Are you so bold...
    as to pour lead in the mold...
    then unfold the mold...
    and see if your sold...
    on the item not gold?

    In otherwords... fill it up and see what it makes! then post the whatsit it makes!

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    I sure would like to know also. Dang!!!
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    Re: old mold

    Makes couplers for electric wire or cables.?

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    Re: old mold

    Quote Originally Posted by aa battery
    Makes couplers for electric wire or cables.?
    Makes the BIGGEST PASTA NOODLES you ever saw......... I am agreeing with a tool for making a .....rivets...couplers....something to do with leather closures....Maybe I just don't know.....Mojjax...was this piece with the other pieces or was it from somewhere else?
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    I think it might be a swager for bullets or fishing weights. Lead wire would go into the open end and the whole thing would be placed in a press and pressure would squish out the lead object. I've seen swaging machines but never dies exactly like that. Monty
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    Re: old mold

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle
    Quote Originally Posted by aa battery
    Makes couplers for electric wire or cables.?
    Makes the BIGGEST PASTA NOODLES you ever saw......... I am agreeing with a tool for making a .....rivets...couplers....something to do with leather closures....Maybe I just don't know.....Mojjax...was this piece with the other pieces or was it from somewhere else?
    I found the top piece out in the 'shed' last week , yesterday I was out there poking around and I found the other half on the floor under the work bench . I havn't found any other similar pieces ,yet .

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    Re: old mold

    I've been told I'm too bold
    But about your mold
    Please don't scold
    But I don't think it's very old
    And it ain't worth much gold
    Good luck getting it sold
    I've gotta go now, it's cold

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    DEMON

    Re: old mold

    candle maker possible ?

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    Re: old mold

    Does it look like it may have had a vise that attached to a bench or table? It looks like a mold for an electric razor head.....
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    Re: old mold

    "There are old gunfighters and bold gunfighters,
    But there are no old bold gunfighters". unknown author

    What's that have to do with anything? Nothing that I know of but it's poetic irony....I think? Monty
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    Re: old mold

    I wonder if the 3 holes are to facilitate the removal of the molded object from the mold.

    It looks WAY to heavy for molding food products or candles. It looks like it would dissipate a lot of heat from the liquid poured into it.

    It also had to fit into a vice or something to hold it upright and keep it together. But then, wouldn't the liquid dribble out through the holes?

    I can't think of anything that would need to be that shape, though...

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    Re: old mold

    Skeleton Key Mold

    Tony

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    Re: old mold

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo
    Skeleton Key Mold

    Tony
    That is Beeyouteafull Angelo....Best guess yet and Im guessing you may have it.......
    So many tangles in life are so ultimately hopeless that there is no appropriate sword,other than laughter.......

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    Re: old mold

    I have no idea, but I have a weird thought. I was trying to figure out what I would use it for. I wonder if it would work to make old fashioned drop shot, where they would pour the lead from a relatively high vantage point into water. The lead would round and solidify in the air and then cool in the water. This mold could work for that, the three holes would insure that you have smaller lead pieces.
    It's just a thought, not a great one, but the only one I have
    Gold is where you find it......isn't everything where you find it?

 

 
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