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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
zerk n. [Oscar U. Zerk Am. (Austrian born) inventor] (1926): a grease
From: John Jeuken [SMTP:John -dot- Jeuken -at- ASML -dot- NL]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 10:24 PM
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Subject: Re: Grease ZERK or ZIRC? fin
The term 'zerk' or 'zirc' is an abbreviation of zirconium, used
the metal alloy of which the 'grease nippels' were made.
> 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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