- Apr 24, 2016
- Detector(s) used
- One that is good at finding bottle tops.
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
I've found three of these now, and can't identify them.
Really? They seem to be old, and we're found in situ with other wreck artifacts, I'll upload some clearer pictures later with a clearer scale.lead wheel weights
On the center one it looks like an attachment clip was in the middle . Now missing, I am leaning towards wheel weight ALSO
I think they are too big, and have milling marks around the side.
Yes, Zinc which replaced lead weights. You can see the crystals which formed as the zinc cooled during manufacture.On the center one it looks like an attachment clip was in the middle . Now missing, I am leaning towards wheel weight ALSO
No, it's not zinc, they are definitely lead.maybe chunks of boat anodes ? View attachment 2010084
Wow! I think you nailed it! Thank you!Looks like pieces of vintage "plumber's lead bars/solder" to me.
These are from England but much the same world wide.
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Lead will not react with vinegar while zinc does.No, it's not zinc, they are definitely lead.