8461Re: buying old type
- Oct 3, 2007Lisa
Likely; an old-timer's type of joke. But lead oxide is no laughing
matter. Don't buy used type that has a white fuzzy appearance, and if
you have something like this, get rid of it. Type case as well. Lead
poisoning is caused by lead oxide. It's the stuff they put in paint.
Like the toys that are being recalled. Paint manufacturers in the US
are limited to the amount they can use, something like 5% with certain
exceptions, such as parking lot paint or for military use. It is
actually a durable and preservative element in paint and ink.
Gutenberg used it in his ink formula and kept that secret to his grave
(discovered only relatively recently through the use of sophisticated
analysis techniques), and if you have ever you seen as copy of B42,
the black is still as black as can be imagined.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Davidson
> You're joking, right?
> On Oct 2, 2007, at 8:35 AM, George Chapman wrote:
> > And of course as you examine the type with a magnifying glass, be
> > sure you
> > are wearing the most sophisticated mask available to avoid
> > breathing in
> > those particles of lead oxide.
> > --
> > "I don't send email, I just speak to people . . . and it's amazing
> > what you
> > find out when you speak to a lot of people about . . . what's going
> > on in
> > anything you do."
> > Sanford Weill
> > Former chairman and CEO of Citigroup
> > George Chapman
> > In the heart of the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Colorado at
> > 9,318 feet.
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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