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I am interested in the history when we stopped using lead knobs. I am new to this hobby and I’m having great fun with my Garrett Ace 330i. It’s definitely finding things but not been lucky with the quality of little coins I am finding. Usually no patina left and nothing much to identify them. still sooo much fun.
Can anyone help me understand a little more about this lead knob. I’m computer illiterate so bear with me with the pics.
Thank you for reading.x Toot.
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It looks like you have yourself a door or cupboard handle. Good thing to find
XP Deus I use the HOT programme on 17khz, reactivity at 2.5 on v5.21 with the X35 11” coil
It must be a cupboard lead knob. And doesn’t look too old but that set me to wondering when we used lead knobs. But possible up till recent history.
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I think it’s probably Pewter rather than Lead. If you google ‘pewter tobacco tins’ you’ll see one or two with knobs very similar.
I think most of us, when we were new to the hobby, found knobs, handles and window catches the most frustrating things to identify. Especially when they aren’t attached to anything they can look like anything or nothing. Metals are also an on-going problem for a lot of us.
Best of luck, happy Hunting