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Open mind Wrote:

>
> But why would they need that rounded depression
> when the square inset flange would be sufficient
> to hold that inner lid in place? I have to agree
> with who ever suggested the gasket idea. It
> wouldn't be necessary for alignment of the lid as
> the flange would do that job, so it must have some
> value as a volume of space necessary for
> potentially the longevity of material integrity of
> some gasket material, as it would make sense that
> as a gasket, its density would be lower, and
> therefore its reasonable to presume that
> particular material would have the shortest life
> span. In other words, without that half circle
> depression, a gasket material would only be a thin
> sheet of that material and with less volume it
> would potentially degrade in less time. But with
> that thicker area in the depression, the gasket
> material might have a longer life span before its
> weakest area were to disintegrate completely in
> the volume of that space.

Good thinking.
An in groove gasket made of easily malleable and deform-able copper would make for an excellent and long lasting seal. Copper gaskets and seals are something that we often use today.
Of course being copper it would be immediately looted by robbers.

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