Help needed to identify old cast iron hex bolt

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by teamichele, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. teamichele

    teamichele New Member

    Hello! I found a cast iron antique(?) piece. I need help identifying the bolt. It has letters and numbers embossed on it. My research has turned up nothing. Photo attached. Thank you! 20210407_224513.jpg
  2. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Soak in white vinegar to remove some of that rust - provides better detail. May only take 20/30 minutes to start seeing results.
  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I played with it a bit, as shown.....looks like there's a small letter or something between the L and P....and maybe something in front of that 8, but who knows what.... @Rayo56 has the best suggestion!!

  4. teamichele

    teamichele New Member

    I did that last night. I didn't soak it because I am worried about damaging the "patina". I'll re-do it and see what I come up with! Thanks!
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I wonder why there is no hole?
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  6. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    How long is it and what size is the bolt head?
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  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE! The worst prison is a closed heart

    I don't know if this is it but they say that theirs are all marked LB for Lewis Bolt & Nut Co. Are you looking for a replacement?

    "We forge raised head marking on to almost every fastener we make. Every part will have an LB which is our registered trademark to identify fasteners that we make."
  8. teamichele

    teamichele New Member

    Interesting. Would they have a date of manufacture?
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  9. teamichele

    teamichele New Member

    I don't know. It's in the piece.
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  10. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!
    I gave that a pretty good 'look/see' and the closest I came up with was this, which I didn't think was all that close...........

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  11. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    From the look of it I would not call it patina, I would call it corrosion. JMHO :)
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  12. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE! The worst prison is a closed heart

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  13. teamichele

    teamichele New Member

    Thanks! I just sent them a message. Someone else also mentioned them as a possibility!
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