Re: Grease ZERK or ZIRC? fin

Subject: Re: Grease ZERK or ZIRC? fin
From: jgilger_it -at- NV -dot- DOE -dot- GOV
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 08:53:14 -0700

Lets put this thread to rest.

Here is the final word: From Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th
edition -

zerk n. [Oscar U. Zerk Am. (Austrian born) inventor] (1926): a grease
fitting.

-John



-----Original Message-----
From: John Jeuken [SMTP:John -dot- Jeuken -at- ASML -dot- NL]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 10:24 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Grease ZERK or ZIRC? fin

The term 'zerk' or 'zirc' is an abbreviation of zirconium, used
in
the metal alloy of which the 'grease nippels' were made.

JJ

> I think Zerk was a man, or at least a person, who invented the
> gadget. Don't we all say "kiloHERTZ" in honor of Hertzholm?
>
> Jerry STubbs
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