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Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:07 pm
by Toot
HI everyone...this may be something of nothing. I came across a lead little knob. In a meadow in Leicestershire. I cannot seem to find anything on the internet about old lead knobs.
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.

Re: Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:16 pm
by Oxgirl36
Hi and welcome to the forum :D

It looks like you have yourself a door or cupboard handle. Good thing to find ::g

Re: Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:28 pm
by Toot
Thank you for your reply.
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.
Thank you.x

Re: Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:46 pm
by Allectus
Georgian-Victorian lead handle from the lid of a tobacco jar/domestic vessel.

A ;)

Re: Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:32 pm
by Toot
Thank you. I’m going to now have a look on the net. Sorry for late reply. Been away.x

Re: Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:40 pm
by geoff
Hiya Toot,
Glad you are enjoying yourself, keep at it, the silver coins will come!

Re: Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:44 am
by Ladybird66
Welcome to the Forums Toot :D

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 ::g

Re: Please help with lead knob information

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm
by ChefClay
Interesting find, thank you for sharing