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    Re: Silvering mirrors with mercury-tin amalgam
    From: Murray Buckman
    Date: 2021 May 7, 07:13 -0700

    Thank you for this Bill.  I had the mirrors of one sextant done professionally many years ago but have another worth doing, so will try this.

    As for the mercury, I do wish I had spent less time, as a youth, syphoning leaded petrol by mouth from a larger tank into the small tank for the tender's outboard motor.  And then there were those lovely lead toy soldiers handed down by my father which I used to suck on as a baby - I removed all the paint from them over time.  And of course on those cold mid-winter road trips my parents, both smoking, would thoughtfully close the car windows so that we children would not get cold. :-)

    Ah, memories.  I think the damage is done.

       
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