2 to 3 pounds of Lead (Babbitt).. Value?

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    So.. I had a freight elevator inspection today at the building I maintain. It failed :(

    We had to call our elevator company to shorten the new cables that were recently installed. They had to reshackle them. Part of the process is holding the cables in place with lead.
    Edit.. It is called Babbitt
    They did the job and all is fixed.
    One of the mechanics left a solid piece of lead that he used behind.. It weighs about 2 to 3 pounds.. How much would it be worth? :greedy:

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Paddy... If you really wanted to get a value, I bet if you looked up a local fishing tackle sort of place you get get a fair price..... But I have no earthly idea what lead trades for though I am sure it ain't much.
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  4. Bradley Trotter

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  5. Timewarp

    Timewarp Intrepid Traveler

    $0.9541 a LB.
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Sheesh.. I thought I was going to have enough money to buy myself a NGC attributed MS67 1955 Doubled Die Red Cent with CAC sticker! Aww shucks :confused:
    I'm broken hearted :(
  7. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    about 96 cents a pound if you can find a buyer for it, check a gun club or someone wanting to save a buck by casting their own fishing weights.
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  8. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    Dollar/ounce if it's attached to a .223 :happy:
  9. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Ͳìɾҽժղҽʂʂ Ͳąҟҽղ ටѵҽɾ

    Sell it on the Bay for $100... I'll bet you'll get a buyer ;):hilarious:
  10. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    Good idea - in fact make it a commemorative edition with a velvet lined case and a COA!!
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I can't do that.. They will be misled.. Get it? Mis-lead :hilarious:
  12. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    yeah, aren't you a fisherman? Might be a fun little day project. make some weights.

    Do not inhale the particles though..
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  13. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    Get it gold plated and sell on eBay. but then you will have to use that money to redeem your soul.
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  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Paddy, you're a punny guy. :D
  15. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Melt it into a round and say its an unstruck silver eagle planchet sell it for 1millon/click bait then chill and enjoy your retirement:):):) 20210225_095214.jpg
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  16. Danno44

    Danno44 Member

    How about a phone call back to the mechanic/company that left it behind?
    If he left a $100 drill/tool behind would you just keep it?
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Screw an eyelet into the top of it and use it as a fishing weight. It is probably worth about $4-$5.
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  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes I will do that! Oh wait.. I misplaced the number! :wacky:
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  19. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    About a dollar per 55 grains
  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Depends on whether it's spotted by OSHA or the EPA. Probably a few thousand dollars in fines if they're in a bad mood.
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    Numiser Well-Known Member

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