🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Little lead tags with writing on them

Detector mom

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Found these 4 tags together. Have found several bag seals and lead slag in the same area. Farmed from the mid-1700s- late 1800s. Now urban NJ. They all have writing on them but the one I can best make out is stamped “pat. no, pending.” On the backs are lines/stripes.
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GoldieLocks

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They look burnt all over? But also like leather? How did you prove they were lead? I don't think lead is known for being flexible and able to have numbers embossed on it. I am wondering if they are very very old, say 1930's, furniture tags?
 
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Detector mom

Detector mom

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Northern NJ
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I’ve found lots of lead bag seals with writing on them in the same area. Pretty sure they‘re lead.
 
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Sam Holden

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They look burnt all over? But also like leather? How did you prove they were lead? I don't think lead is known for being flexible and able to have numbers embossed on it. I am wondering if they are very very old, say 1930's, furniture tags?
Actually lead is very flexible and people have been using lead to stamp for hundreds of years
 
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