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Offline Lustrousstone

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Strathearn miniature
« on: October 29, 2011, 04:54:03 PM »
Is it unusual to have a Strathearn miniature with a ground and polished base please? 13/8-in diameter and ever-so handily labelled.

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Re: Strathearn miniature
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 09:17:04 PM »
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Hi. Unusual, but not unknown. Strathearn ground the bases if the weights were too uneven to be sold as made. I think maybe 2% - 5% of Strathearn weights have had the bases treated in some way other than the usual 'fire polished'. I have had ones that are polished flat, and also part polished to give a flat ring.

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Re: Strathearn miniature
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 10:40:29 PM »
Also ... weights intended as decoration for doorknobs were smooth ground to the base so that the shank could be firmly glued on to the base. But the doorknobs I have seen have been over 2 inch diameter.
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Re: Strathearn miniature
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 09:36:39 AM »
Thank you lads  :kissy:

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Re: Strathearn miniature
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 11:16:54 PM »
Probably made some cupboard knobs too, memory a bit foggy  :huh:
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