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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2010, 05:35:15 PM »
The following is my take on Mdina labels. Bearing in mind that my interest is in the glass made in the first few years, I have less experience with the glass made later.

I have seen this type of paper label on items made within the first few years http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-11791

This one on items made in the mid and late seventies http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-12439

This paper label with a Maltese Cross seems to have been used for a long time    http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-11790 
Probably in use during the 80s & 90s and probably later too. I don't remember seeing one on anything likely to have been made in the 1970s but according to Mark Hill's book (p133) they were used then.

There is a plastic label with the Maltese Cross too but I can't find an image at present.

The paper label on Sue's round purple vase in the previous post is new to me, never seen one before.


Sue, a Dremmel works by rotating a small cutting/grinding/polishing bit on a shaft at fairly high speed.

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2010, 10:48:07 PM »
 :thup:
Like an old-pashioned dentist's drill? (ie. before the high speed whiney ones)

Thanks, John. :thup:  Like you my interest is mostly in the early stuff, however, there are a couple of slightly later ranges which appealed to me. I like this deep purple stuff, with the fancy "painted" iridescence, and there's a range of rather lurid and complex spodgy stuff (I describe it as being like intestines) with a yellow splodgy background, with trails of strapping covered in bright orange splodges marvered in, all cased.

An absolutely stunning example is for sale on ebay here right now.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370336428873&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

When I first started, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, there was little-to-no-information about it. I've made loads and loads of mistakes, then often found there was some sort of connection later, it's all been learning, it's continually fascinating. I'm still learning. (the day I stop learning will be the day I need to pop my clogs, there won't be any point to life!)

I've got some bits with those very long, wide rectangular labels too. I'd forgotten about those. :-[

(another reason for continuous learning - I need to plug the holes left by the bits that escape.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2010, 03:44:37 PM »
Yes, just like an old dentist's drill but more cumbersome to use as the motor is built into the bit you hold in your hand.

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2010, 04:00:32 PM »
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Did you never have your teeth drilled by these old machines then?


I'm thinking if Angela wants a decent article on Mdina brought together for the Museum, a collaberative venture would be far mose useful - are you in, John? (Along with Suzy, naturally.)

Collaberation is also much more fun.  :thup:

And if all interested folk could pose questions they would like answered, that would help to bring it together too.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2010, 07:05:20 PM »
My father was a dentist, I remember once having a filling done without local anesthetic.... 
He also had a portable drill (I think stolen from the Army at the end of his National Service) which he would use for house visits. It looked like a suitcase but inside there was a drill on the end of an articulated arm, driven by an electric motor and a pulley. A wacky looking contraption.

I would love to help to produce a good article. I noticed it needed doing a while ago but kept quiet about it, not wanting to offend....


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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2010, 07:30:49 PM »
 ;D (thought I'd show some teeth!)

We seem to have a lot in common, John - both my parents were dentists!

One Saturday morning, they took me into the surgery, gave me a general anaesthetic, and took out a troublesome milk tooth.
(the adult tooth never had the temerity to appear after that!)

I hardly ever have an anaesthetic. My Dad was in practice before preventative dentistry came into being - waaaa-y back when they used to brag about filling a bucket full of teeth on a Saturday morning - it used to be tradition that a father-in-law-to-be would give his future daughter-in-law a set of wallies for a wedding present. I'm proud to say that he was a pioneer in introducing preventative dentistry to the NHS, (when it was something to be proud of)



Suzy's up for the triple collaberation.  :thup: :thup: :thup:

(Hope you don't mind, Angela - we're all pretty keen, John's got pieces and information I don't have, so does Suzy - we've all "met" on the Isle of Wight Studio Glass Forum.)

I suppose we now need to get a framework together, and a good list of all the right questions which need answered.

And I think that's me for today. Off to put my feet up.
(before we get sent to the cafe, or is that inevitable anyway? ;) )
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2010, 10:36:06 AM »
Wow look what you started, Carol!
Sue - here's another of your pictures. Hope you like what I have done with it.
I'm excited by the discussion about a collaborative article for the Glass Museum.
I'll email you all so we can draw up plans!
All the best
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2010, 07:16:46 PM »
And here I was thinking it was all about ME!! Fantastic variety of information for all to enjoy and think about. Many, many thanks to all contributors. regards from a suddenly icy cold NZ- well actually Golden Bay. Carol
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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2010, 07:47:10 PM »
 :thup:

'Twas you who got us all blethering, Carol.
There's been a bit of it before, the threads just seem to go on, and on once we get going. It had to come to a head sometime, and your posting was obviously that time.

I'm delighted with what you're doing with the pics, Angela!
I got an "undeliverable mail" message, just after 4am gmt, I'm wondering if that was you?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2010, 07:45:04 AM »
Yes, it probably was me. I'll try and send the message again. Here's another of your pictures.
Best regards
Angela
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