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Can I test my Liberty Blue china with a LeadCheck Swab

Testing Liberty Blue, Johnson Brothers or Homer Laughlin China with A LeadCheck Swab (Video)

Here are some posts related to the 6-minute video (below): Can I test my dishes with a LeadCheck Swab http://tamararubin.com/2017/02/leadcheck-dishware/ Johnson Brothers Posts http://tamararubin.com/category/johnson-bros/ Homer Laughlin Posts http://tamararubin.com/category/homer-laughlin/ Liberty Blue Posts http://tamararubin.com/category/liberty-blue/ Chip In http://tamararubin.com/2017/01/chip-in/ This video was originally filmed as a Facebook Live video (so there may be moments where I am responding to […]

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Liberty Blue Old North Church Made In England Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Liberty Blue Saucer – Old North Church, Boston. Made In England.

So many families have these dishes! They are truly works of art, and a piece of history (even though they were mass-manufactured only about 40 years ago.) My understanding, from doing a little online research, is that this line with the “Historical Colonial Scenes” was manufactured in 1976 for the United States’ Bicentennial. They were used […]

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Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead. Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead

Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead? Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead? (video)

Here are the blog posts related to the video below: Franciscan Ivy. Franciscan Desert Rose. Mexican “Lead-Free” Pottery. Comments to the “viewers” in this are from the original posting of the video as a Facebook Live video! Video is about 6 minutes long, and also shows you how to stretch one LeadCheck swab out to […]

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Rae Dunn Rest Spoon Rest Artisan Collection Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadSafe: Rae Dunn “Rest” Ceramic Spoon Rest, Artisan Collection by Magenta

Rae Dunn “REST” Spoon Rest, Artisan Collection by Magenta. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2018. 89 +/- 21 ppm lead. Considered safe by all standards.  Non-detect for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). Here’s an affiliate link* for this product on Amazon. While this is low lead and considered safe by all standards, I […]

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67 Pontiac Hot Wheels Mattel Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: 1967 Pontiac Firebird Hot Wheels Toy Car by Mattel

#LeadFree •  #HotWheels • #Mattel Made in Malaysia c. (Year made): ? Tested with an XRF instrument in 2017. Most newer toy cars like this that I have tested have been lead-free. I think new Hot Wheels cars are a really good toy choice across the board! To see more toy cars I have tested, click […]

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1967 Dodge Shelby GT-500 Hot Wheels By Mattel 1

#LeadFree: 1967 Ford Shelby GT-500 Hot Wheels By Mattel

#LeadFree •  #HotWheels • #Mattel Made in Malaysia c. (Year made): ? Tested with an XRF instrument in 2017. Most newer toy cars like this that I have tested have been lead-free. I think new Hot Wheels cars are a really good toy choice across the board! To see more toy cars I have tested, click […]

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2014 Toy School Bus Made In China Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: 2014 Pullback Toy School Bus, Made In China

Pullback toy; school bus by “KinsFun”. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014: No lead, mercury, cadmium or arsenic BUT (most toy cars I test are like this) as high as 36,600 parts per million GOLD! In the yellow paint! WTH!? Made in China. Here is my Amazon affiliate link to this exact toy. If you […]

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2013 Mini Star Puppy Dog Leather Baby Shoes Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: Mini Star Leather Baby Shoes With Puppy Dogs

These Mini Star brand leather baby shoes (with a puppy dog design) were tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. They were negative for lead. Exact date of manufacture is unknown. Click here to see more baby shoes that I have tested. Here’s an example of a new shoe from this company (on Amazon).* *Amazon […]

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Vintage Toy Glass Marbles Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Vintage/Antique Glass Marbles, Yellow and White Swirl

Yellow and White Swirled Glass Vintage Marble: 2,364 ppm Lead! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 100 ppm lead or higher. Tested in 2014 with an XRF instrument. Year of manufacture and brand: unknown. Once I learned that even […]

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