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    Boolit Buddy pete501's Avatar
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    Interesting Lead Weigh

    To some this may remind them of a whale, perhaps a narwhal with a bent spike.
    These came to me as a set of 4. At one time they had felt on the bottom.
    I was told they were used for holding down blue prints or maps.
    3-1/2 pounds about 6-1/2" long.
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    Boolit Master

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    Oct 2009
    Pretty cool looking. Defiantly has a special purpose.

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    Boolit Bub

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    Rhode Island
    They were used for holding flexible battens when drawing large curves.
    Popular with boat builders when lofting.

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    Boolit Master clintsfolly's Avatar
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    outside lansing mi
    RIPH is right! There called them duckie,s

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    Boolit Buddy

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    East Arkansas
    I haven't seen any of those in years. I am a draftsman by trade and have used those once or twice many years ago.
    We used them for drawing camber in bridge girders or trusses. That was nearly 40 years ago, now most everything is computer generated.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check