Re: "Secret" code for pyrotechnics
- From: "Lloyd E. Sponenburgh" <lloydspinsidemindspring.com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:55:09 -0000
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On Aug 17, 3:47 pm, "Lloyd E. Sponenburgh"
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gerb -- A type of fountain used to produce specific visual effects,
usually refers to devices on set pieces and wheels
Not "usually". A gerb is a fountain. A "sheaf of wheat" is the
image conjured up by the term.
Then Lloyd, why the distinction between a 'gerb' and a 'fountain'?
In the professional pyrotechnic industry today, there is no distinction;
everything, bar one, is a gerb. The only item that is routinely called
"fountain" now is the Vesuvius cone.
Class C vendors still call everything that sprays sparks.
nipple -- A short section of paper tube (often a dime wrapper)
emplyed to couple sections of match or timers together
Bucket. Nipples get hard when it's cold. Buckets don't.
Lloyd, how does a simple sleeve of paper get hard in the cold?
Oh, Nooooooooo!!!!!!!! LMAO-ROTFL