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Offline Rajin cajun

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Nice old screw tip horn..!
« on: October 17, 2021, 11:36:38 PM »
A friend of mine just found this beauty...!










Itís not the size of the dog in the fight, itís the size of the fight in the dog !

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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 11:43:59 PM »
what a great find!!! Berks County with painted 'measles spots.' There aren't too many of these around and some think that they are somewhat early, (Rev War period and slightly after).
This horn needs a good Reading rifle to go with it. Thank our for posting the photos.
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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 01:29:58 AM »
 Really cool, I should be so lucky. Dick is right, you don't see many of them come out of hiding.

   Tim C.

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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2021, 03:41:23 AM »
Northern Berks county with lead oxide decoration, spots are often faded, this is good specimen. I had a recent post of a Northern Berks county horn that I made to help Art DeCamp teach lead oxide decoration during the horn class at Conner Prairie. This was a popular decoration in the last quarter 18th century

Offline Frank Barker

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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2021, 03:23:40 PM »
j. pease... I asked this same question on another post but no one has answered it yet. What is lead oxide and how is it applied ? That is a beautiful horn and for some reason I like the simplicity of the decoration.

Kind Regards
Frank

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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 03:38:23 PM »
 8) :o ;)... great find, Bob,... !!! ... maybe came down there with Old Hickory and crew,.. !!! .... thanx for shareing,... !!! ... CCF

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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2021, 06:42:12 PM »
8) :o ;)... great find, Bob,... !!! ... maybe came down there with Old Hickory and crew,.. !!! .... thanx for shareing,... !!! ... CCF
Dana, itís not for me it belongs to our good friend Tommy. He has quiet a collection of really great horns..! He has a good eye for horns, and his collection bears proof of that statement.
Hope to see you at Jimís show in Jan. ďGood Lord Willing.Ē
Stay safe brother.
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Bob
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 02:36:06 PM by Rajin cajun »
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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2022, 02:39:50 AM »
Beautiful horn in fantastic condition, that is a great find.

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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2022, 03:35:15 AM »
j. pease... I asked this same question on another post but no one has answered it yet. What is lead oxide and how is it applied ? That is a beautiful horn and for some reason I like the simplicity of the decoration.

Kind Regards
Frank

Thanks for this question.
I found a lot of different lead oxide chemicals, which have various colors. Most of them are poisoning:
"Lead oxides are a group of inorganic compounds with formulas including lead (Pb) and oxygen (O).

Common lead oxides include:

Lead(II) oxide, PbO, litharge (red), massicot (yellow) Lead(II,IV) oxide, Pb3O4,  minium, red lead Lead dioxide (lead(IV) oxide), PbO2

Less common lead oxides are:

Lead(II,IV) oxide, Pb2O3, lead sesquioxide (reddish yellow)Pb12O19 (monoclinic, dark-brown or black crystals)The so-called black lead oxide, which is a mixture of PbO and fine-powdered metal Pb and used in the production of leadĖacid batteries." (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_oxide)

Which of these chemicals have been used for painting or decoration of horns?


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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2022, 11:23:55 PM »
Wow!  Thats an amazing find.

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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2022, 08:02:21 PM »
Love it.  Congratulations to your friend.
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Re: Nice old screw tip horn..!
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 05:07:51 AM »
Beautiful horn! I've never seen a horn decorated like that before. So cool.