Babbitt metal worth anything?

I have a 2 kg (4.4 pound) ingot of Babbitt metal, from United American
Metals. I believe that this was given to my father as a business gift
about 30 years ago. I have no use for it. Is this worth selling on
eBay? Does somebody want to give me a few bucks for it? Or should I
just throw it away?
Richard
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Richard Ferguson
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Don't throw it away! That is against The Rule.
Where are you?
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Fred R
I am in Colorado.
I don't know about your rules, but we are working through 40 years of junk in our basement. We need to throw away, give away, or sell at least 50% of the contents in order to finish a couple of rooms in the basement. We are truely in the spirit of housecleaning. Of course, it should easy to throw something away when you have not used it in 30 years. ;-)
Richard
Fred R wrote:
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Richard Ferguson
Darn sure don't throw it away. I wish there was a local source for the stuff. I need it all the time.
Wayne Cook Shamrock, TX
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Wayne Cook
| I have a 2 kg (4.4 pound) ingot of Babbitt metal, from United American | Metals. I believe that this was given to my father as a business gift | about 30 years ago. I have no use for it. Is this worth selling on | eBay? Does somebody want to give me a few bucks for it? Or should I | just throw it away? | | Richard
Here's the solution: Go to craigslist.org and find your area. Put up what you want to sell, and if it doesn't sell or you just want to give it away, put it in the free section or join the freecycle mailing list for your area. Each time I do a little cleaning up stuff is often gone by the end of the day because I put it up on freecycle. I have yet to have to haul it further than my front yard! One man's junk is another man's treasure. I am constantly amazed by the stuff that comes through freecycle, and my only regret is that I have no place to put all the stuff I'm interested in!
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carl mciver
I agree, I use craigslist all the time in my area! There is also Freecycle (recycle get it?) Better than filling a land fill
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professorwiz
I use freecycle also... great way to get rid of unsellable stuff...
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Ignoramus19820
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Reply to
Larry Jaques
I wish I got ingots of metal for gifts! Craigslist is a great way to get rid of stuff. Put it up for a few bucks, and if people seem hesitant just give it to them. Got rid of a whole kitchen's worth of cabinets that way.
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woodworker88
Used to be in common use for poured bearings in punch presses, as well as rod bearings in some early internal combustion engines. Local machine shops may have a use for it.
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Ol' Duffer

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