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- Jan 13, 2010
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you mean the black & white CBC vintage clip I ran across and posted...What caught my eye in that link was the old Azco clip… no hammering, and they had the same exact custom-made manual lathes with the pneumatic arm that’s still in use today in Norwell (the ape hanger thing Paul’s pushing down on). Those machines had repurposed outboard boat motor castings for the pneumatic arm! I knew they weren’t new, but I wouldn’t have guessed they were +50 years old, and still being used in production today…
We all knew/know what the alloy is... that's not the Secret. The Secret is the melting and mixing of the metals whereby blending 20% tin with 80% copper doesn't create a cymbal that breaks on impact.
When you take a factory tour in Turkey there's no such thing as a secret. You can peek whatever you want and whenever you want...that is also more true if you give a litlte extra cash to a worker on the side!