Re: The Engineer's Iron Ring (Was RE: Business cards)

Subject: Re: The Engineer's Iron Ring (Was RE: Business cards)
From: edunn -at- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:34:17 -0400

That's waste. Buried=Forgotten. Passed down to future generations=remembered
By the way: No one would want to have one of the old rings. The iron rusts and
wears. In extreme cases it can wear thin enough to cut.

Eric L. Dunn
(As part of the tradition, I don't beleive you are allowed to wear the ring
after you are no longer a practicing Engineer. You are held to pass it on. I'd
have to read my materials again to be sure.
This would be difficult for me to interpret though, for while I graduated B.Eng
(Mechanical/Automotive) I have never been a practicing "Engineer". But I do use
what I learned during (but not necessarily in) school every day at work.)

> Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com> on 04/18/2001 02:13:24 PM
> Kim Roper wrote:
> >
> > The old rings are made of iron; the new ones are stainless steel. Rings get
> > reused periodically, so it is possible for a new engineer to get an iron
> > one, although it's unlikely.
> Thanks!
> I agree that it's unlikely: the engineers I know intend to be buried
> with their rings.


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