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Subject: [Leica] OT: Egg Coddlers
From: jon.stanton at (
Date: Wed May 3 12:49:08 2006


Thanks for the detailed answer to a sincere question (Although I somehow 
knew Bauer & Black was not part of the answer)

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From: Marc James Small <>
> At 07:06 PM 5/3/06 +0000, wrote:
> >What's an "egg coddler"?   Is it a polite name for a jock strap?
> It is a device for coddling eggs -- a process somewhat akin to cooking a
> soft-boiled egg, only they can be cooked to taste and spices and the like
> added.  These are either porcelain or glass and have been around for around
> 125 years.  Royal Worcester in, oddly enough, Worcester, England, developed
> them in the late nineteenth century and they are still making them today.
> Others are made in China.  The French made them for years but I am not
> certain that any are still being made there today.
> These are every bit as much the focus of collector gluttony as are old
> cameras, though MY gluttony for egg coddlers is in their use, though,
> camera person that I am, I have saved the boxes for all of my egg coddlers
> and keep them next to the boxes for my Leica, Zeiss, Cosina, Rolleiflex,
> and Hasselblad stuff.  <he grins>
> Much more than you ever wanted to know can be found at 
> <>
> Marc
> Cha robh bàs fir gun ghràs fir!
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