Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Larry Jackman wrote:
One small correction. While the bearings were called brasses and brass bearings, the bearing itself was not brass. The brass held the bearing material which was Babbit.Correct. But the bearing supports were not brass, they were just called "brasses" by workers. They were in fact bronze.
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