beaten again......huh. :cry:
certainly is.......if you imagine a fishing reel profile...two flanges joined by a 'U' shape, so to speak. But I can't see the holes into which the sailors would place the wooden braces :24:
m - you need some more books - but there does seem to be a missing link i.e. something that does give very good descriptions of manufacturing processes.
TNA do offer a professional search service, I believe, but expensive as far as I'm aware. For most of the info I need it's regrettably not possibly to run down to an individual item on the pc screen - it does require a personal visit - for the simple reason that there is an almost infinite amount of data in their possession, and impossible to put every word on the screen. In order to use their facilities, it's necessary to register in person in order to recieve a Reader's Ticket - and they do require a lot of info, from memory.
I could look for you when next I visit - I would need to see an image of the piece, if possible - and of course, the Rd. No., you might have to wait 4 - 6 weeks until I'm in need of going again.
However, it's only necessary, usually, to visit, if there is a substantial query i.e. the No. is missing from Thompson and/or the Blue Book. Due you have either of these? Neither is expensive, and if pressed glass is collected then it's really essential to have both.
Raymond Slack's book does carry all Nos. from their inception to the end of the Victorian period, but his book is not cheap, and doesn't cover the C20 anyway. Lattimore is less useful for the Rd. Nos., but does have something the others seem to have overlooked (I think).....which is a list of glass patents registered by the major glasshouses in the north east of England.