Lead Lead for making type
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3D3DLead for making type.
This is lead meant to be melted down and cast into lead type for printing with a letterpress. I got it at the closing out auction of a small printer, see subsequence samples for more details. Lead used for printing has 15-17% antimony mixed in to make it remain exactly the same size when it hardens, rather than contracting slightly as pure lead would, and to make it harder.
Source: Auction
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 1 July, 2007
Text Updated: 1 July, 2007
Price: $1
Size: 3"
Purity: 85%