Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/27

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Subject: [Leica] Re: [Leica] Grün................OFF TOPIC
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 14:11:35 -0700

Danke sehr, Horst!
I thought the word was "Gruenscheisse" ( no umlaut here, either!)
Henceforth, I shall be more politically correct!
Dan ( scratchin' mah bumps even as I write!) Post
- ----- Original Message -----
From: A.H.SCHMIDT <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Grün................OFF TOPIC

> Joe Codispoti wrote:
> > There is a German word that has haunted me for many years. I hope
> > among the many on this list who speak German will be able to help.
> >
> > In certain types of cameras, mainly older Zeiss, at times there are
> > visible on the surface of the leatherette.
> > These protrusions are caused by corrosion of the underlying screw head.
> > corrosion grows over time.
> > I recall many years ago someone calling this phnomenon
> > a word that I think meant "copper or brass oxide".
> > Can someone complete the word in question?
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Joseph Codispoti
>   Joseph,  the correct word is  "Gruenspan"  (I don't have the u umlaut in
> keyboard, I have to use ue)
> It is in english:  "Patina"  The copper oxidizes and the oxide coating
> this colour.
> It is often seen on copper church roofs. It can also be seen on brass,
> of the copper content. But to a lesser extend. It always shows up on my
> pads of my glasses. I think the sweat does it.
> Regards, Horst Schmidt