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Duchess Bone China Made In England Rose Pattern Lead Safe Mama 1

Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 70,900 ppm Lead

Please click the link below for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 49,000 ppm Lead When tested with an XRF instrument, this dish had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 70,900 +/- 2,300 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): 269 […]

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Queen Anne Country Gardens Bone China Teacup Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup: 81,300 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup. Made in England. When tested with an XRF instrument, this teacup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 81,300 +/- 2,800 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Vale Bone China Made In Longton England Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vale Saucer Made in Longton England – Floral Pattern: 54,600 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vale Saucer Made in Longton, England. Floral Pattern (pattern name not marked on piece). When tested with an XRF instrument, this saucer had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 54,600 +/- 1,600 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Johnson Brothers Made In England Fish Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Johnson Brothers Fish Plate [Design No. 3], Made In England – 70,800 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage “Fish” dinner plate by Johnson Brothers. “Made in England”. “Design No. 3.” “A genuine hand engraving.” “All decoration under the glaze. Detergent & acid resisting colour.” To see more Johnson Brothers pieces I have tested, Click Here. When tested with an […]

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Green Plastic Vintage Fisher Price Litte Man Lead Safe Mama

XRF [Heavy Metals Toxicity] Test Results for Vintage Fisher Price Little People Green Plastic Man

Vintage Fisher Price Little People Green Man. Green plastic body with peach plastic head and painted on face and hair. Year of Manufacture Unknown (presumed c. 1970s). To see more vintage Fisher Price items I have tested, click here. The XRF test results for this exact item (pictured above) are as follows: Painted Head/Face – […]

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1978 Holly Hobbies Answer Book Paperback Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: 1978 Copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book” Paperback

1978 Copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book” Paperback Child’s Book Note: The XRF instrument tests down to single-digit ppm accuracy. Items intended for use by children are considered toxic and unsafe for children at 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm paint or coating in the substrate. A “negative” […]

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Johnson Bros Made In England Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octogon Plate Lead Safe Mama Tamar a Rubin 1

Johnson Brothers Wedgwood Group Willow Earthenware Octagonal Plate: 52,400 ppm Lead

This is a Johnson Bros. (“A Member Of The Wedgwood Group”) Willow Earthenware octagonal plate, made in England. As with this piece with the same back mark, I have not been able to determine the exact age of the piece based on the back mark. If you have information that could help me with that, […]

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1963 The Roosevelt Era Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1963 Hardcover Printing of “Volume 14 of The American Heritage New Illustrated History Of The United States; The Roosevelt Era”

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item manufactured and intended to be used by children is 90 ppm or higher in the coating (or paint) and 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. This 1963 printing of “The Roosevelt Era” […]

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1968 Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions Mad Magazine Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadFree: (Surprise!) 1968 Paperback Copy of “Al Jaffee Spews Out Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions”

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. It was a huge surprise that this 1968 paperback printing of MAD’s “Al Jaffee Spews Out Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” was lead-free! We are also super excited about this because this is one of my husband’s favorite books from his childhood (he was born […]

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1965 Great Detective Stories Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1965 Great Detective Stories Hardcover Book

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item manufactured and intended to be used by children is 90 ppm or higher in the coating (or paint) and 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. This 1965 printing of “Great Detective Stories” […]

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