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Tools and Hardware4310 of 6188Antiques - 1900 Original German Capito Rat and Mouse Trap Salter vintage post office scales
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Posted 4 years ago


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I found this extremely heavy chunk of iron on the beach after a big storm many years ago. I've never seen or heard of another one of these but i thought it was interesting enough to slog it back to my garden where it continues to stub my toes till this day.

Does anyone know whether this is from WWI or WWII? or anything about it? i think it weighs between 50 and 80 lbs.

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  1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    thanks so much ar8jason! it is 3x3x9, i think. i'll measure it later today. and i guess it is lead which explains the lack of rust and heaviness per size. any idea on date? i wonder if there's a clue somewhere?

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