Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

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Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by Zyrbalax » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 am

Hi all,

I have finally managed to get a permission on land that has been ploughed :) It's part of a farm where the current farmhouse dates back to 17th Century so plenty of history. The field is currently well rotted stubble, to be ploughed and re-seeded in a couple of months. I had a couple of hours on it Sunday, did a bit of a random walk as it was my first outing. Lots of modern trash (mainly aluminium), but I did find one milled coin (unidentifiable but roughly half penny sized), a musket ball and a rather battered tombac button so there's definitely stuff to find.

These two items also came out which I think are lead - I have no idea if they're interesting or junk, so any thoughts greatly appreciated!
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Thanks for looking!
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Re: Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by arfur_sleep » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:05 am

Sorry, looks like junk to me.

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Re: Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by Allectus » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:19 am

No hedgerows nearby? :))

Possibly parts of an aluminium toy gun. ;;z

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Re: Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by Fusion » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:44 am

Why do you think they're lead, are they heavy? They look like zinc or aluminium to me, but I only have photos to go on.
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Re: Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by Steve_T » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:33 pm

First item has the look of a hydraulic brake block (drum brake type)

Second item door or window catch handle probably

BOAT related. (Bits Off A Tractor) I suspect, they look zinc or aluminium to me too

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Re: Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by Zyrbalax » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Thanks all for the helpful comments.

They're definitely not aluminium, feel heavy in the hand. I had thought they were lead because the corrosion on them was mottled white and blue/gray, crumbly, but I am happy to be corrected. Could be zinc I suppose?

I'll stick them in the junk box and let the FLO decide... suspect they'll end up in recycling :)

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Re: Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by bryan162 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:16 pm

1st one definitely looks like a piece of a toy Petronel well done

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Re: Stubble field lead finds - interesting or junk?

Post by Zyrbalax » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:24 pm

bryan162 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:16 pm
1st one definitely looks like a piece of a toy Petronel well done
Ooh interesting idea! Definitely one to run past the FLO then 😀

Thanks Bryan

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