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Bellows Pump Stick Lubrication
By Philip Jamison

Yes, beef fat is commonly used, but it's not what you cut off a steak.

Use "tallow" mixed with powdered graphite.  I quickly heat some up in
a 35 mm film canister in the microwave, then mix in some graphite.
It hardens like candle wax. You can rub it on the parts or re-melt and
brush on.

I bought my tallow from Organ Supply Industries, P.O. Box 8325, Erie,
PA 16505.  Email <>.

Philip Jamison
West Chester, PA

(Message sent Sun 5 Sep 1999, 12:33:57 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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