"Well, I only found two of these items online which bore the exact same markings as Bills, both listed as Babbitt, only one stating it to be a Rare Manganese Babbitt, even so, the auction description stated it would make a great paperweight.
"Well, I'm highly skeptical and I've handled a lot of silver. If it was a silver bar, then it would be marked with a purity mark (percentage). Furthermore, there are apparently a lot of these Babbitt metal bars floating around; check out…"
"I agree with Tom, so many times you find an item through online searches have been labelled as one thing, but are in fact something else.
$35 for a test of the metal is a small price to pay, given the possible outcome you have something truly…"
"Can you tell me where on your bar it says "Babbitt Metal". I don't see it in your pictures. Smelters do work for themselves and for their customers. Just because somebody found a Babbitt metal bar doesn't mean yours is also…"
"It's marked Syracuse, not Syracose. I think Michael established that this is bearing metal, mostly made of tin. Don't think it is worth paying for an assay. Babbitt metal used to be used for bearings, but nowadays I think the best use is…"
"There is no such word as syracose. It is plainly stamped on your bar.
There is a gold buyer in Boise ID that has a machine that can assay your bar and tell you what you have. He charges $35.00 for his time and use of his machine. I…"
"I found one on Etsy. It said: Made by the United American Metals Corporation, this tin based Babbitt is advertised as the highest grade of Babbitt metal made by that company. According to their literature, there is no speed too high; no lead…"