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    Pewter identification

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    Anyone know if this is in fact pewter? Hoping to top off my stash and sell off the excess.

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    Tin isn't toxic for non acidic foods.

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    Usually if it doesn’t say pewter on, it’s not.

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    Thanks guys.

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    Pewter melts at 450 degrees. Put it in a melting pot and put it in your oven a 455 degrees and see what happens. If it melts a good chance it is. If all your doing is adding it in at a 2% ratio to help fill out your molds your good to go if it melts at the low temp. I don't think any other metal melts as low of a temp as pewter/tin.

    It's probably not but worth a try. If it says toxic I would think it could be pewter with a little lead in the mix. Lead is toxic.

    I bought a plate the other day that I thought that was. I gave it some love with my propaign torch for a few seconds and it wasn't going to melt. I'm sure it was aluminum or an similar 10 alloy mix to RWP.
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