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    Re: ivory scales
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2007 Jan 7, 20:07 -0500

    
    It is sad to think how many elefants they
    killed for this "substitute of plastic":-(
    
    Alex
    
    On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, George Huxtable wrote:
    
    > Before the days of plastic,
    > all the keys of a piano (even a cottage
    > upright) were faced with ivory, and so were
    > billiard- and snooker
    > balls. It was imported in large quantities, and there was an enormous
    > warehouse (Ivory House, at St Katherine's Dock, near the Tower of
    > London) to handle it.
    >
    > George.
    
    
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