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Jeff D

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Thanks Dave, it's good to know my shaky water lines are scale.

Thanks Dick. Interesting spelling of Coperoyd in the manual, "Copperyod". As far as I can tell from old ads and Google "Coperoyd" is correct.



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Thanks, Richard...

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Drew Cook

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Jeff,

When I helped my Dad scrape and paint the bottoms of our work boats when we hauled them out of the water back in the '60's and 70's, I'm pretty sure the red bottom paint we used was spelled "Copperoyd," due (so Dad said), to the copper content in the paint, which was supposed to retard the marine growth on the hull.

We always pronounced it "copper-oid," and not "cope-er-oid," which I think it would have been, if it had been spelled "Coperoyd." (?)


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Drew and All;
It was called Coperoyd, which was the trademarked name, see it here, this was one of ELCO's supplier's.

https://books.google.com/books?id=d5bogUmY2LAC&pg=PA316&lpg=PA316&dq=1940+pettit+paint+company&source=bl&ots=RFkGUB-yzE&sig=q9iUejUIWaYaL0xL7e7dWtuCqWs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oxCTVeOLEMvpsAX0v6jYCQ&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=1940%20pettit%20paint%20company&f=false

and also here is an explanation:

https://books.google.com/books?id=2hXr_lhBzaMC&pg=PA256&dq=Coperoyd+is+made+by+the+Metallic+Coatings+Corporation+of+New+York,&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gBOTVd2gJYGesAXZu5OoCg&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Coperoyd%20is%20made%20by%20the%20Metallic%20Coatings%20Corporation%20of%20New%20York%2C&f=false

I too have seen it spelt both ways, I wonder if "Copperoyd" was the English equivalent, you know how they have to put their spin on things(ie: Grey, aeroplane, aerofoil, anticlockwise, articulated lorry, bonnet and boot, dual carriageway, holiday, ale, petrol, silencer, windscreen, etc.)
Take care,
TED


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Jeff D

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Yes Ted it can be confusing. Like when that Brit here on holiday walked into a redneck bar and loudly proclaimed that he was there to buy some fags and get pissed.



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