Been cleaning up some old, used Anco timers. Some very worn, some probably usable. One part has me a bit stumped. There is a squared bit of insulating material under each leg insulating it from the shell body. This stuff is sorta like leather, but seems more like paper card stock. It also stood up well to grease and oils so it cant be ordinary paper card stock. What was this tuff stuff?
Bacon rind. Also works well to replace worn babbit bearings during a cheapo engine rebuild,
Go to the McMaster Carr website and search for fishpaper. I could not get the whole thing to paste here properly but here is the description:
Electrical-Grade Sheets—Smooth Finish
Color: Opaque gray to blue-green
Also known as fishpaper, these sheets offer good electrical-insulation properties and flexibility. Thickness tolerance is ±10%. Width and length tolerances are ±1/8" for 12" × 12" sheets, ±1" for 24" × 39" sheets, and ±2" for 39" × 48" sheets. Flatness tolerance is not rated.
Lets see if this works. Link to the McMaster page:
Has "fish paper" been around since the early 1900s? I guess I'm asking if this is the exact same thing they used in original production, or simply a modern equivalent? M.C. doesn't say what it is made of (what's in a name?).
Dennis, Bacon always has a place in my shop.
Fishpaper has been around since the mid 1800's
I do not know if fishpaper was used on Anco timers but I would bet that it was. Your description is what made me think of it.