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That Thurston Smell

post #1 of 12
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I recently took delivery of a pair of boxcloth braces from Thurston with cat gut ends. Out of the box they smelled like death had found an old lot of aged goat cheese. It's coming from the ends. Thurston owners, is this normal?
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by July View Post
I recently took delivery of a pair of boxcloth braces from Thurston with cat gut ends. Out of the box they smelled like death had found an old lot of aged goat cheese. It's coming from the ends. Thurston owners, is this normal?

Not in my experience.
post #3 of 12
When I read the title I thought you were talking about forum member Thurston.
post #4 of 12
I thought he was talking about Thurston Howell III
post #5 of 12
string for tennis racquets that is made with cat gut has a pretty good stench to it, not sure if it's the same stuff as with the braces.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
When I read the title I thought you were talking about forum member Thurston.
Imagine how I felt when I read the title.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thurston, no, not intended.

The smell was odd, but most of it disappeared with light steaming, and I found that boxcloth takes well to conservative perfuming. I can only surmise that the box must have been stored in the vicinity of some robust decomposition for a good number of years.
post #8 of 12
The company has been around for a long time. Those might have been pre-war braces. As in the 1870 dispute over Alsace-Lorraine.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by NukeMeSlowly View Post
Not in my experience.

Nor in mine.
post #10 of 12
Well, indeed they are goatskin....
post #11 of 12
Theres nothing like a good necrobump on a Thursday night.
post #12 of 12
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Theres nothing like a good necrobump on a Thursday night.

....or an acknowledgement of an acknowledgement such on a Friday night. cheers.gif
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