Whenever I take pics for my blog, one of my kitties seems to get in the way! This one is Dumbledore!
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Vintage (1950s?) Tin Spinning Top Toy With Rockets & Spacemen: 19,300 ppm Lead.
No brand marking or maker noted.
When tested with an XRF instrument this toy had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb): 19,300 +/- 500 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 4,701 +/- 209 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 889,600 +/- 1,900 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 75,400 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Cobalt (Co): 5,982 +/- 1,446 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 3,198 +/- 598 ppm
- If a metal is not listed it was not detected.
The amount of Lead that is considered illegal (and unsafe) in a newly manufactured toy made today is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the coating. Of particular interest on this toy is the amount of wear on the bottom. A signifiant amount of the Lead painted decoration has worn off through normal use (see image below).
IF you own one of these vintage toys, I implore you to NOT let the children in your life play with it. [Thank you!]
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