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Naval jelly

From: John Burke <jb>
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1998
I was amused by the simultaneous posting by Toddy Glaser regarding
Naval Jelly and the answer to Jim Moss's question on the storage of
cutting tools by the student of engineering conservation in Berlin,
Ingo Carow. Synchronicity it's called (by Jung, not the Police).

Naval Jelly is a thickened, often pink, phosphoric acid rust remover
(so called because of its ubiquitous use on navy vessels), and would
only misguidedly be left on for any length of time.  Instead, tools
were/are often coated with a heavy petroleum grease, sometimes
referred to as cosmoline.  Removal requires a licence from the
Department of Redundancy Department.  ;^)

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