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 Posted: Thu Mar 4th, 2010 05:08 pm
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Does anyone know of a site or book with photos/diagrams that could verify the possibility of an older lead milling apparatus.  Referred them to DHD Metals.  Any other suggestions?

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 Posted: Thu Mar 4th, 2010 05:12 pm
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Sorry I took so long

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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 04:33 am
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I have a number of articles, mostly from English sources, on lead milling and the marks it can produce.  The excerpt attached shows a mill from the 1600's, and there are references to mills made earlier yet.  Anyone can email me offline and ask, if they have further questions -- Diane Rousseau -

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Just saw this post. I have a milling machine and dies that I got from Albinas Elskus around 10 years ago. He said it was brought from Germany by George Durhan around the turn of the last century. I showed it to Manfred Mislik from Lamberts Glas who gave me some insights into the markings on the dies. The mill is marked Theodor Fendt. Manfred said the company is still in existence, currently making tractors or something of that source. I still use it from time to time.

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Greetings. I'm mulling over attempting to build a lead came milling machine. It seems like it would be an interesting mechanical project to take on. It can't be rocket science, can it? Does anyone have access to any old books, instruction manuals, etc regarding these machines that might give me some general guidance as to how to proceed? What does the machine take as feedstock? Lead bars? Wire? Any information or leads would be appreciated!

Thanks, John

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