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Deadweight tester weights

JoeE.

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They belong to a Mansfield and Green dead weight testing setup.
Long time ago I went to an auction and bought a Crosby gauge testing setup, and these were in the same general vicinity as it was, so they got thrown in on the deal.

According to what I've read online about these, they're made out of some sort of zinc alloy.. they're actually pretty heavy, so there might be more lead than zinc.
The large ones are 9" in diameter and weigh 10 lb.. a piece. According to the paperwork that was in the fitted wooden case, this must have belonged to Beech Aircraft Corporation at one time.
 

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Nothing important, I just was goingto see if I could gin up any interest in them.
See if there was any actual use for them anymore, otherwise maybe somebody can melt them down and use them for bullets or sinkers.
The metal...it's pretty hard, it's not plain lead.
I think they call it alloy k.. I think it's got some tin or antimony added to it to toughen it up, compared to plain lead. It's harder than a bullet it feels like.
 








 
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