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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: [Leica] Grünspan & the Economy
From: "Joe Codispoti" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 12:45:41 -0700

Thank you Horst and Urban.

Now I know why Mr. Greenspan is so successful with the economy. It must be
that he knows how to make that grün grow (oh well, I can't be witty 100% of
the time).


From: "A.H.SCHMIDT" <>

>the correct word is  "Gruenspan"  (I don't have the u umlaut in my
> 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.

From: "Urban Zetterstroem" <>

> The word you are looking for is Grünspan which translates to verdigris
> in English.
> One can also use Kupferrust (copper rust) both words meaning copper or
> brass oxide.