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    Grunt 30-40 Kraig's Avatar
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    Default Linotype sources

    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?

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    Great Master j1's Avatar
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    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.

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    scat master Clayt's Avatar
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    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!
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    264 RLB™ #7 DrHenley's Avatar
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    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.
    "I often wonder if the world is being run by smart people who put us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it" - Mark Twain

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    I find my lino at the local scrapyard in the lead bin.Name:  100_0956.jpg
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