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Offline Trapper

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Rouby Otem?
« on: December 01, 2010, 07:26:46 PM »
Hi, I wondered if anybody has come across paperweights with an engraved signature on base that looks like R?B?P?ouby Otem?
I can send a photograph once I find out how to. Thanks Trapper (new member)


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Re: Rouby Otem?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 12:18:15 PM »
I suggest you give us some details as to where you got it.  Sometimes it may have been near to where it was made, and that would help people help you.

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Re: Rouby Otem?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 03:34:42 PM »
The paperweight was found in Edinburgh last year and is engraved on base with H?P?B?R?ouby? Otem? or similar. The base/stem is crudely broken away from the maker's pole. Trapper


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Re: Rouby Otem?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 01:03:57 AM »
Nice photos.  Now we need to see the actual signatures.  I don't know if you are familiar withthe close-up setting on your camera (it looks like a tulip on most).  You will need to use it to get the biggest photo possible.  I also suggested some methods to show the signature better in
 
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Hopefully we can get a clear shot so that it is recognisable to someone.  I especially reiterate that a square on photo is often unsuccessful because of the distortion due to the internal colours of the weight.

Good Luck.

Ross
I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!


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Re: Rouby Otem?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 11:59:45 AM »
Hi Ross, It is a free hand, very fine, engraved signature but over the bevelled rim of the base. The wear and tear of the glass being scuffed as it has stood on a surface does not help. The only way to read it is with a strong back spotlight and to roll the weight slightly to get top and bottom of the signature into view. I am working on a way to get something of an image copied. I tried to trace it through onto a cigarette paper but that didn't work! Pressing plasticine onto it also failed! Hopefully I will devise a way to do this. Any thoughts? Thanks Trapper.

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Re: Rouby Otem?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 12:32:11 PM »
A light dusting of talcum powder into the engraving often helps a lot.
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Re: Rouby Otem?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 09:09:51 PM »
I find that for really hard to see ones the most successful is to use a very shallow angle of photograph so that the base/surface is reduced to reflecting light but the signature will appear to be darker.  The problem with talc - which does work most of the time - is that the photo resulting is relatively direct and the refraction and colours of the glass tend to make it harder to decipher.

Ross
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