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    Mercury arc rectifier converting AC to DC - GIF

    Mercury arc rectifier converting AC to DC.


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    Aw a nice little one, in the underfloor area below what was the projection room of an old cinema I was working in we found a good dozen of the big ones for the long gone carbon arc projectors, all cracked, but still full of mercury. I priced the mercury up, and it ran to tens of thousands, even dirty, but the only legal disposal route we had could only take a pound at a time per month. The rectifiers are probably still there 35 years on...

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