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shutter
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Education Education Education

What happened to it ?   When I was at skool... it was Reading wRiting and aRithmetic...or   the three R`s that were the main core of the education system.

I have seen an item on Ebay that I am interested in... done a bit of research on the item`s history./manufacturer etc.

advice is that Genuine items are made from Iron or Steel... and fakes are generally alloy .. always check with a Magnet..

Simple enough   ? ? ?   oh yeah..

 

so I sent of a Ebay message to the seller..

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Hello, can you tell me if the base of this item  is iron/steel, or an aluminium ( non metallic ) if you have a magnet that will tell you !
thanks
 
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Here is his reply......
 

Hi it’s cast metal. Thanks

 

Ah well.....  Roll_eyesShockedRoll_eyes

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next question to seller :- Ah, but which metal? Mind you, I don't think you'd get an intelligent answer. Smiley

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Well....... apart from the fact that the question was posed in the original message....  

 

 

so .... I replied to his message.... with this...

 

Yes, I know that... I want to know what kind of metal.... iron or steel... or aluminium... and a magnet will tell you if it is iron or steel ....... or not...

 

so far...he has not replied.... 

 

Maybe he is trying to find a magnet ! ! ..

 

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🤣😂🤣

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Seems straight forward enough, but not everybody has a magnet to hand. I certainly don't.

Is there another way to check?


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Well, I suppose you could wait a few more years and see what colour the rust or corrosion is.... BUT... looking at the pic on ebay... it could still be either... as there is some brown rust spots on one half , but the front end has got white corrosion on it... indicating that may be alloy

 

If you can think of another way of detecting the difference between magnetic or non-magnetic metal...please tell... and I`ll suggest it to him !  Cheesy

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@shutter wrote:

... indicating that may be alloy

Steel is an alloy of iron, carbon and various other ingredients.

Pedantic moment 🤔

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Oh.dear     Undecided ..... there`s always ONE.....  Roll_eyes

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There was nearly two, @shutter , but I didn't bother after @Strat had pointed it out.😁

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Make that three @jab1 Grin

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just to complicate things - and I'm sure @Strat will back me up here - there are magnetic and non-magnetic steel alloys.

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@Strat wrote:

Steel is an alloy of iron, carbon and various other ingredients.

Pedantic moment 🤔


The EU is an alloy of Oireland and 26 other countries.  Grin

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@jab1 wrote:

just to complicate things - and I'm sure @Strat will back me up here - there are magnetic and non-magnetic steel alloys.


And ISTR that cooking pans made from non-magnetic stainless steel can't be used on inductive induction hobs.

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Correct, @RobPN , although I've temporarily forgotten the reasons. Been a while since I've had much to do with the physics of it, and most (all) of my experience was in engineering and speciality steel anyway. Although we did use pots and pans while cooking our lunches/dinners/teas, depending which shift we wee on. 😀

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2 years in a Metallurgical laboratory leaves a residue of facts in the old grey matter.

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