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Canadian Legal Problem: Ivory Keytops
By Craig Brougher

I'm really curious about the real source of Ivory for piano keytops.
Years ago I came across an old photo of an Alaskan Ivory mine. In the
photo were about 75 workers all together for a picture. In the
background was a couple of awesome mountains of ivory tusks taken from
the Wooly Mammouth which had been preserved in caves, and in the
background too were a few "barracks" and steam-operated machinery that
obviously sawed the ivory into plates suitable for shipping.

Just wondered if anybody else saw those old photos, and where they could
be found??

Craig Brougher


(Message sent Tue 6 Oct 1998, 21:23:13 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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