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    Boolit Man
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    What do I have?

    I've got several of these. Are they linotype, monotype, or just what?
    Thanks
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    My guess is monotype alloy. Very hard, very hard indeed. Lots of antimony. Very desirable stuff.
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    I thought it might be the case but I just don't know. I'm going to sell it and didn't want to misinform anyone.
    Thanks
    Phil

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    Monotype is my Guess! I am not sure either.
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    How much in weight do you have?
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    Drop it on concrete, the higher the pin the harder the alloy or you could do a hardness test with pencils

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    or take it to a salvage yard with an X-ray gun and get reasonable analysis
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    Only way to be sure is xrf. Are they 4" or so long and linked in 3 to a bar? I would bet that it is plus metal It would get added to depleted linotype to bring tin and antimony back up to snuff. 14 tin and 7 antimony was typical for plus metal. I have a stash of plus metal but mine is from the imperial foundry

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    Quote Originally Posted by colchester View Post
    Only way to be sure is xrf. Are they 4" or so long and linked in 3 to a bar? I would bet that it is plus metal It would get added to depleted linotype to bring tin and antimony back up to snuff. 14 tin and 7 antimony was typical for plus metal. I have a stash of plus metal but mine is from the imperial foundry
    Wow, that would be valuable stuff. And very very handy!
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    I have been in the print industry for over 35 years and collected quite a bit of stuff along the way. It works very well to sweeten up soft lead for bullet casting

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    There are two bars linked together and the total length is 8". I've got about 33 lbs of it (10 bars). I'm going to sell it. I've got a decent idea what lead, ww, and linotype will bring, but have no idea about the value of these bars. What do you guys think?
    thanks
    Phil

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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