Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Lead soldier moulds

Dear Mr Tunstill
I'm a science teacher writing from Hampshire. I was wondering if you might be able to help me find a supplier of a mould suitable for making a lead soldier. Although I only need to put across to my pupils (aged 9-13) that different elements and compounds have very specific melting and boiling points ( I think I'll leave out showing them the boiling point of lead!), I just thought it would be a good way of enhancing the point.
Many thanks in advance
Charlie Ekin
PS: I found your details by searching using Google

I too started casting soldiers at home on the gas stove when at primary school, perhaps 9. At Christmas I used to sell them through local shops and to school pals. ( The lead I pinched from the drain pipes of neighbouring houses, but perhaps you don't need to tell your kids that!!!)
For moulds Prince August, of Eire, info@princeaugust.ie , is listed in my FAQs
Best wishes
John Tunstill

Computers and enthusiasts are wonderful things! Results in a matter of hours instead of the days it would have taken in the past! Many thanks for the info. Yours gratefully
Charlie Ekin