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Title: What's Jumbo made of?
Post by: BigJim on 06.02. 2019 13:25
Feels a bit hard and brittle for lead.
Sorry for poor photo quality.
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Post by: BigJim on 06.02. 2019 13:27
second photo
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Post by: Greybeard on 06.02. 2019 14:58
Resin mixed with metal powder?
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Post by: berger on 06.02. 2019 16:29
opalite maybe *conf*
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Post by: dave55 on 06.02. 2019 16:51
Coal.....Jet.......Black Coral ?
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Post by: A10 JWO on 06.02. 2019 17:01
Looks like the stuff that ten pin bowling balls are made of, can't remember it's name.
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Post by: Greybeard on 06.02. 2019 17:22
Do you know how old it is?
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Post by: BigJim on 06.02. 2019 18:16
I know it is old and was found in a workshop
 Had an idea that it could be some sort of soldier? Was hoping it may have a huge quantity of silver in it!
Fairly confident it not resin, very shiny on the freshly broken leg.
Title: Re: What's Jumbo made of?
Post by: Greybeard on 06.02. 2019 19:17
I know it is old and was found in a workshop
 Had an idea that it could be some sort of soldier? Was hoping it may have a huge quantity of silver in it!
Fairly confident it not resin, very shiny on the freshly broken leg.
Zinc? White metal? Spelter, which may be the same thing as White metal.
Does the surface shine when abraded?
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Post by: bikerbob on 06.02. 2019 19:32
Is it hard or soft to file if it is soft then it could be pewter. Look it up in google.
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Post by: a10gf on 06.02. 2019 20:07
Ahhh, I recognize this, it's a souvenir that people in villages around Chernobyl were manufacturing and selling.
It's made from remnants of the reactor core :O)
Title: Re: What's Jumbo made of?
Post by: BigJim on 06.02. 2019 20:34
Berger what's opaline and can i sell it for loads a money?
Will run a file and give it a polish on friday. Will also cut a bit more off the leg and heat it with a torch and will post a picture of the result. Hey look ,i'm just amazed that i posted a picture, well chuffed. am a bit disappointed no-one's offered me £100 to take it off my hands.
 *computer* *beer* *work* *good3*
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Post by: Greybeard on 06.02. 2019 21:43
Opaline is an opaque coloured glass
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Post by: berger on 06.02. 2019 23:11
yes it can be glass or stone ---- opalite/opaline is  man made but can be found at volcano's ---- googly it - . I understood it as glass but googly opens up other answers *beer* *beer* *beer* *beer* *beer* *beer* *beer* I think you can keep it for now jim *whistle*
Title: Re: What's Jumbo made of?
Post by: WozzA on 07.02. 2019 06:41
2nd picture...  maybe a souvenir sold to gullable tourist of a Elephant with it's trunk & legs broken off..   *dunno*
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Post by: BigJim on 08.02. 2019 15:45
Well the saga of Jumbo is concluded!
becomes shiny when polished, produces fine grit/dust when sanded, goes a lighter grey initially then quickly darkens,can be pushed into with a screwdriver and chips off easily.
When subjected to heat( not great,small butane torch) refused to soften or melt but did manage to cause various damage to surrounding areas due to inept handling. i did manage to get it to glow red briefly.
My dreams of silver content or zinc/alu alloy to repair casings is now over.
Free to collector who comes here and helps to get my brakes, forks,charging,tickover,stands,assorted cycle parts etc to function well. Maybe asking for well is setting the bar a little high, adequately would be a start.
Hey ho, roll on the drier, warmer weather and i can get her out and have a go myself.
Of course i'll have to get the engine back from srm first (did i say that out loud?)
 *computer* *beer* *bright idea* *bash* *bash* *bash* *good3* ::hh::
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Post by: cyclobutch on 08.02. 2019 17:13
Fool's elephant it seems.