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Re: [Rollei] Re: TEFLON
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Re: TEFLON
- From: Jerry Lehrer <jerryleh >
- Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 12:41:46 -0700
- References: <03May21.080952-0700_pdt.293336-2149+62 >
I hate to dispute you, but Teflon was used to coat the conveyor
belts of candy factories in the late 1940's. Ref: an editorial by
John Campbell in 1954.
Neal Friedenthal wrote:
> On Wed, 21 May 2003 11:08:18 -0400, Neal Friedenthal wrote:
> >Absolutely, but it did not find a use for other than lab ware until the
> >Sneaky Petes pulled it out again in the 1950's for use on arctic gear, and
> >it was then publicized by NASA in the early 1960's. Saran Wrap had a
> >somewhat similar background.
> >Back in the early 50's Teflon was experimented with as a method to prevent jams in machine guns. They coated .30-06 cartridges with green Teflon, it
> >fine until the chamber heated to the melt point of the Teflon and then created a permanent seal between the casing and the gun. They also tried to make
> >Teflon bullets, (projectiles), but that didn't work that well either.
> >Neal F