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In Remembrance of Al's Agates
"I had always wondered why "tumbled" agates lost their shine and luster after a year or so. An Elderly gentleman, who was a chemist for the Holly sugar Company, solved this mystery for me. He told me that he had done a lot of experimenting and found that agates have small pores, and that these pores fill up with dirt and dust. The heat and friction, when hand-polishing, seals these pores and you have a life-time shine.
Another old gentleman taught me to cab and hand-polish agates. I will never forget his booming voice when he said to me "Never do that cheap tumbling: it will ruin your business."
That is where I get my slogan.......
"Hand-polished agates, like true friends, are precious and everlasting."
-Albert J. Siegle (deceased)
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