Fw: Deck of IBM PLAYING CARDS GOES FOR $325
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Mon Dec 19 12:35:34 CST 2005
On 12/19/2005 at 1:02 PM Roy J. Tellason wrote:
>Ever wonder why almost all car batteries sold these days have cases that
>are black? It's because the material is almost all recycled plastic, and
>that's the easiest color to end up with...
My recollection goes back long before recycling and PVC and auto battery
cases were always black, with very few exceptions. Basically a composition
(phenolic maybe?) tub with three cells embedded in pitch and connected
together. In the very old days, some battery shops could actually replace
an individual bad cell.
OTOH, sealed gel-cell cases seem to be mostly black or blue (or some shade
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