3.A27 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate
Case Studies in Forensic Metallurgy

Torrid Telephone


Callister, Section 17.10: Oxidation. pp. 651-654

Russell, Ken. “Report on Fire-Damaged Telephone Cord.” (PDF)


What does the evidence about the telephone cord tell you? Can you rule “in or out” any possibilities from this evidence?

What information from the reading on oxidation applies to the case? Do you now have any additional hypotheses about what has happened?

Please prepare a short presentation on the Torrid Telephone case and evidence.

Please prepare a short presentation on oxidation.

Further Reading

Calamities” column: The Case of the Torrid Telephone

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