Re: [z_scale] "Boxcar red"
>My understanding is that, like "barn red," one of the cheapest and most
> In a message dated 6/25/03 9:57:30 PM, vgoudreault@... writes:
>> By the way, I have a question that's been nagging me for some time.
>> rigin of "boxcar red"? Why was that color selected to be the most
>> on boxcar in the first place? Anyone knows?
uniform ways to make up paint that had good protective values was to
use iron oxide (rust) as a major ingredient. Unlike other coloring, it
was available everywhere, blocks sun well, etc.
Not that I'm positive about this...
Charles Kuttner, MD
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military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of
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Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech (farewell address, 1961)