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    Re: Artificial Horizon K&E No 6 repaired
    From: Bruce J. Pennino
    Date: 2013 Jan 9, 10:22 -0500
    Thanks for the advice.  
    Whenever I do a "transfer", I do it within a basin, so any slight spillage or splash stays in basin. If there is a drop or two of splash,  then it easily pours right back into jug. 
    It has been many years since I've worked or played with mercury.   Modern parents would be appalled, but Hg was around when I was a kid. We would "poke" it; chase it like marbles etc. Because of Hg's  "self attraction " (I don't know what else to call it), I've found that a carefully poured thin stream quickly and easily goes right back into the funnel and jug. There is virtually not a tiny drop of loss. Must have a steady hand!
    Here in USA, I've been told electricians or plumbers are supposed to confiscate old mercury switches/thermostats.  A friend told me that he and his friends (when they were kids in the 1950s) would collect the old switches for the Hg content.  Just don't breath the vapors!
    Interesting stuff.
    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:02 AM
    Subject: [NavList 21815] Re: Artificial Horizon K&E No 6 repaired

    Be very careful with mercury.
    If you spill it on the floor or on the ground when filling
    or emptying the
    horizon basin, it may cost you a lot to clean.
    > When warmer, some starry night I'll try this out and compare results
    > against a mirror.
    > Bruce

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