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Tinker's dam

Posted by ESC on February 07, 2002

In Reply to: Tinker's dam posted by John McHugh on February 06, 2002

: What I learned from my daddy, almost seventy years ago, was that a "tinker's dam" was a small piecd of clay to hold the solder on a pan until the solder cooled and set.
: You would not make a dam out of solder. It is what you melt to mend or tie something together either mechanically or to make a good electrical connection.

: At least you did not write that it was the "profane language" of the lowly tinker. Heck, he had to be a craftsman to do his work.
: Thanks for the link.

That sounds like a good explanation to me.

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