That Thurston Smell

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  1. July

    July Well-Known Member

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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?
     


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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?

    Not in my experience.
     


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    When I read the title I thought you were talking about forum member Thurston.
     


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    I thought he was talking about Thurston Howell III
     


  5. randallr

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    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.
     


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    When I read the title I thought you were talking about forum member Thurston.
    Imagine how I felt when I read the title. [​IMG]
     


  7. July

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    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.
     


  8. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The company has been around for a long time. Those might have been pre-war braces. As in the 1870 dispute over Alsace-Lorraine.
     


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    Not in my experience.

    Nor in mine.
     


  10. Sir Royston

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    Well, indeed they are goatskin....
     


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