I delivered some cast bolos to a customer not long ago, and just
as was beginning to leave, he said: "Do you know about Camphor?"
I did not know how to answer that. I, of course, had heard about
camphor products for sores on lips. But I could not figure out
why he would ask me about it. I must have looked at him with a
funny look, because he then said: “I am a retired chemist and I
use camphor to prevent oxidization and tarnishing of our sterling
silver around the house.” So, I said I had not heard of that and
to please explain. Here is some
“The material we use to stave off silver tarnish is camphor.
Can probably get it in cake form at a drug store. The cakes are
about 1” square by 1/4." I keep my bolos in a sealed freezer
bag along with a camphor cake. I leave the wrapper on and
simply puncture the wrapper to let the vapors out. I also keep a
cake of camphor in our silverware drawers, and in our cupboards
where we store larger pieces of silver."
Has any one used camphor in display cases? Has any one used it
for this? Any comments?
Have fun, Don