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30-40 Kraig
02-18-2014, 08:00 PM
What are some of the linotype sources you guys find. I was told that there is lead in the hulls of boats for ballist. Any other ways of finding cheap or free linotype?

02-18-2014, 10:19 PM
The lead is only in some very few keel sailboats. If you got really lucky there could be up to several thousand pounds. Good hunting. Ask around in boatyards.

02-18-2014, 11:15 PM
FWIW, The lead in many keels is very high in arsenic as it was used as a hardener for that specific purpose.

I have purchased linotype in the raw from evil-bay.
Versifier convinced me I don't need it for my purposes as long as I correctly size my bullets to my barrel. I do say he has been right!

02-19-2014, 01:27 AM
I got some from EvilBay because I had a good bit of pure lead that needed some Lead Viagra. It wasn't all that expensive.

I inherited a good bit with the house. I don't know what the previous owner did with it, but there was actual typeset linotype strewed around the shop.

07-04-2015, 02:26 AM
I find my lino at the local scrapyard in the lead bin.329