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Posted 2 years ago

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Christo
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This interesting piece is 4 7/8" wide and 5/16" thick.It weighs about a pound.I've had it for 40 yrs.Any ideas?

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Craft or school shop project.

    Scott
  2. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Have you tried a magnet, ring test? Drag it across a piece of paper on it's rim, does it leave a mark? Looks like it could be pewter or plated bronze, possibly plated with nickel. Any edge markings or a seam?
  3. Christo, 2 years ago
    It is made out of nickel,I believe.It's non magnetic,leaves no mark on paper and has no seam. Christo
  4. Christo, 2 years ago
    It is a hard material.Christo
  5. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Nickel if close to pure would be magnetic. The brown discoloration on the buffalo's hind quarter makes me think it is thinly plated bronze.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Having an exact weight would help identify the material, if it was aluminium & going by those measurements it would weigh .57 lbs, plating in another metal wouldn't add much weight. Brass apx. 1.75 lb, zinc apx. 1.4 lbs
  7. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Plated pewter?
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    pewter 1.57 lbs, nickel 1.88 lbs assuming the measurements are correct.

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