|50 pound weight.|
This is a 50 pound cast iron weight intended for a large pan balance, or possibly as a calibration weight. It came from the liquidation auction of an Amish welding operation near Arthur Illinois. As a sample of iron it's ideal because it's using the element simply for the that fact of its being there, for its weight.
I wrote a story about this auction: Click the storybook icon for this sample to read about this quite interesting auction.
Source: Herschberger Welding Auction
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 14 September, 2003