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Arno Kletzander Arno_1983 at gmx.de
Tue Mar 6 02:56:47 CST 2007


--- dwight elvey <dkelvey at hotmail.com> wrote:
> (...) I've seen it a lot on older radios. It is easy to spot, the metal
> is all expanded and crumbles. 

That condition (called "Zinkpest" in German) is also well known (and loathed!) for attacking the rotor disks in some types of old pinwheel calculating machines, especially those made in GDR and Russia.

So long,

-- 
Arno Kletzander
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