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What's Jumbo made of?
« on: 06.02. 2019 13:25 »
Feels a bit hard and brittle for lead.
Sorry for poor photo quality.
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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #1 on: 06.02. 2019 13:27 »
second photo
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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #2 on: 06.02. 2019 14:58 »
Resin mixed with metal powder?

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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #3 on: 06.02. 2019 16:29 »
opalite maybe *conf*

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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #4 on: 06.02. 2019 16:51 »
Coal.....Jet.......Black Coral ?
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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #5 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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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #6 on: 06.02. 2019 17:22 »
Do you know how old it is?

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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #8 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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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #9 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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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #10 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)
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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #12 on: 06.02. 2019 21:43 »
Opaline is an opaque coloured glass

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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #13 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*

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Re: What's Jumbo made of?
« Reply #14 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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