View Full Version : ? for carpetman, re ingot mold
04-20-2005, 09:54 PM
I just came into a lyman ingot mold and the N is rightside not backwards. Is there a flaw here? Should I send it back? Any estimate of collector value? enquiring minds want to know. Gianni.
04-21-2005, 12:19 AM
Mt Gianni----You ask if there is a flaw here in that the N on your Lyman ingot mold is not backwards? How many posts can you get out of an ingot mold with a normal N? Curmudgeon and I have gotten years of posts out of our backwards N model. I would say you will suffer severe deprivation.
Gee I have a couple of these and I never noticed if the N was forward or backward. Now I'll have to Look.
04-21-2005, 08:34 AM
Carpetman, I just got an RCBS ingot mould. It makes four ingots identical to those from a Lyman mould, except for the lettering. By the way, none of the letters are backwards, so the collector value is nil. I guess this proves that the schools in Oroville, CA are better than the schools in Middletown, CT.
04-21-2005, 11:29 AM
The Lyman ingot molds that produce the backwards "N" were a limited production commemorative edition tool. These were produced at the beginning of California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration, for importation into the People's Republic of California to memorialize the Soviet-model collectivization of that state's economy. A backwards "N" corresponds to the Cyrillic "I". After the Soviet Union collapsed--CA had to develop assault weapon bans to stay at the cutting edge of progressive thinking.
Do svedanya, tovarichi.
04-21-2005, 01:09 PM
Thanks for that history lesson Deputy Al! Living so far east I missed out on that bit of valuable information! Now we know "the rest of the story"! :)
04-21-2005, 05:35 PM
If you want really "progressive" thinking look at the Santa Cruz City Council. Many on the Council actually run for office under the "Progressive" party banner.
They are so progressive, they asked the Navy not to bring any warships into the Bay near the Santa Cruz harbor. It was for the 4th of July or Armed Forces Day, I forget which. They didn't want to give "the children" any wrong ideas about war or the use of force.
The City of Capitola, just South on the beach a little ways, welcomed the Navy with open arms. And the tourist $$ that were attracted.
I went home and checked and my best ingot mold makes round ingots that say BLOOMFIELD BAKERY is this right???
04-22-2005, 07:01 AM
KCSO---Your posts were a mystery. Your best ingot mold makes round ingots that say "Bloomfield Bakery". I go back a few days and your post said you had a couple Lyman ingot molds and wasn't sure if the N was backwards or forward????? Here's the deal best I can figure it out. For years folks told me to add more tin to round things out. So if your ingots from a Lyman ingot mold are coming out round,you have way too much tin. You don't want that much round out. If the N on your Lyman was indeed backwards as it is on Curmudgeon and my mold,then you would have years of posting material. Sadly and obviously your molds have normal N's,so you are deprived of several years of posting material. That would put Curmudgeon and I a leg up on you so to speak. You can't have that. So in desperation,you tell us that your ingots can speak and say "Bloomfield Bakery". If others will buy that you can keep posting it---might get years of mileage out of it? If not,you are just stuck with boring Lyman molds without backwards N's.
04-22-2005, 07:04 AM
KCSO, Bloomfield is a town in Southern Indiana, not to be confused with the nearby Bloomington. Inexperienced ingot mould collectors often make this mistake and confuse the rare Bloomfield Bakery mould with the common Bloomington Industrial mould which was used to make counterfeit gold bricks, used by itinerant con men around 100 years ago.
04-22-2005, 09:07 AM
[QUOTE=carpetman]KCSO---Your posts were a mystery. Your best ingot mold makes round ingots that say "Bloomfield Bakery".
Bloomfield has a large variety of foods available to travelers: the Bloomfield Bakery, fresh baked rolls along with daily noon specials
I'll bet you could go up there and teach them how to make biscuits!
04-22-2005, 03:15 PM
Probably couldnt teach the folks in Bloomfield to make biscuits. They are missing their pan.
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