Forums General Discussion Unknown metal

2 replies, 2 voices Last updated by wardmonterosso 4 years, 2 months ago
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    wardmonterosso
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    I may have asked this question before elsewhere, not sure. But has anyone ever heard of a metal called Herculoid? I acquired some time ago a bag marked “Herculoid” with metal pellets in it that are somewhat flattened and about 3/8″ round. They appear to be brass like. Maybe they are just brass just not sure.

    Just curious, W@rd

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    Alan Balmer
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    Interesting. Herculoid or Hercules Powder is (was?) a trade name for nitrocellulose. Is it possible the bag originally contained something else?

    When I was a kid, my Dad had a couple reels of nitrocellulose movie film. That stuff was fun!

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    wardmonterosso
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    Alan,

    I suppose anything is possible. Thought that maybe it identified the metal within the bag. Like I said it may just be brass pellets is all. I got the 2 bags of metal from an estate auction. One was marked Herculoid. It was the same auction I acquired my Facetron faceting machine from.

    W@rd

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