Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

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Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by detectorman5050 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:32 pm

Found this today. It's quite an ugly thing, but I'd be interested in a possible date.

WHERE DID I FIND IT?
In a pasture field. Finds were mainly from past 150 years, but there are signs people have been around this locality for a lot longer.

WHAT IS IT MADE OF?
It is lead

FURTHER DESCRIPTION OF ITEM
Self explanatory from photo. Looks like a crudely made lead stopper. Approximately 38mm in length.

DEPTH OF FIND
It was about 6-8 inches down.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:36 pm

Looks like a lead repair for something, not a stopper :)
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by detectorman5050 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:51 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:36 pm
Looks like a lead repair for something, not a stopper :)
Thanks, what sort of thing would they be trying to repair?
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:58 pm

A bucket, a skillet, or probably a list of other things that needed repairing.

It could be something else of course, but it has a look of something to stopper a hole. Sadly lead things are often so hard to fully pin down x;
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:09 am

They're not very well lit photo's for a meaningful ID/opinion but it reminds me of a lead plug, the type often to be found in brick-work and the fore-runner to the modern 'rawl-plug'. Can't see if there's a hole/mark in the face of it to identify it as a likely contender, so it is a bit of a guess at this stage. Regards ss47
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by detectorman5050 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 am

sweepstick47 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:09 am
They're not very well lit photo's for a meaningful ID/opinion but it reminds me of a lead plug, the type often to be found in brick-work and the fore-runner to the modern 'rawl-plug'. Can't see if there's a hole/mark in the face of it to identify it as a likely contender, so it is a bit of a guess at this stage. Regards ss47
Thanks Sweepstick. I have just checked. There is no hole, but a shallow indentation dead centre.
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by fred » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:04 am

detectorman5050 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 am
sweepstick47 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:09 am
They're not very well lit photo's for a meaningful ID/opinion but it reminds me of a lead plug, the type often to be found in brick-work and the fore-runner to the modern 'rawl-plug'. Can't see if there's a hole/mark in the face of it to identify it as a likely contender, so it is a bit of a guess at this stage. Regards ss47
Thanks Sweepstick. I have just checked. There is no hole, but a shallow indentation dead centre.
The indentation is probably just where the lead cooled after being poured. ::g
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by Koala » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:27 am

Shotgun slug Thats hit something ???

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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by detectorman5050 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:52 pm

Koala wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:27 am
Shotgun slug Thats hit something ???
I've seen the small slugs made from lead - this thing is much bigger, and heavy.
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Re: Crude Lead Stopper - Date?

Post by Koala » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:51 pm

Not saying it is but it about the size of a 12 bore slug .75" (19mm)

And smaller than a 8 bore slug at .861 (22mm)

Its smaller than some of these beasts LOL which go to 1.1" (28mm)


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