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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Jun-08 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pewter Tankards
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pewter Tankards
Dunno about the toxicity of the lead in old tankards.
The same question applies to old cut glass. I alway serve single malt in the heavy tumblers, and offer water on the side from a cut glass pitcher for them as wants it.
The whisky never stays in the glass for long, and it is always cleaned after use, so I figure the amount of lead is not worth worrying about. I'm antique myself, and the lead hasn't killed me yet.