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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000098.txt from 1994/05

From: "Roger J. Shilcock" <mlfl@-----.UK>
Subj: Keys
Date: Thu, 5 May 1994 04:00:43 -0400

The unplated keys on my ancient Buffet B flat could have been made yesterday,
if you overlook the occasional hidden touch of verdigris. I can't help thinking
that the custom of nickel or silver plating has arisen mainly to conceal the
effects of the lower copper content of to-day's alloys.
Roger Shilcock [MLFL, Oxford, U.K.]

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