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Offline tootingpf

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Seven facets....?
« on: January 13, 2012, 11:57:25 PM »
Just an idle question really.  A common faceting style with paperweights is a single facet on top and a number around the side.

Around the side I've seen 4,5,6 and 8 facets - but never 7.  Are there any 1+7 paperweights out there?  If not, why not?

Just curious....

Graham


Offline Derek

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Re: Seven facets....?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 08:42:20 PM »
Hi Graham

I have many facetted weights in my collection but I don't have one
with 7 facets although there is no reason why they should not exist.

From a practical point of view, facet cutting of paperweights is generally
done free hand so I suspect its just a question of the time it would take
to get 7 facets cut and balanced.

4 and 6 are easy angles to work with - 90 and 60. 8 is just 4 doubled up.
7 is horrendous 51.43 !!

Having "had a go" I know how difficult it is to get just 4 facets to balance
both horizontally and vertically.

Incidently I have an engraved weight by Phillip Lawson-Johnson
with two rows of 10 facets!

Best regards

Derek


Offline jamalpa36

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Re: Seven facets....?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 09:23:22 PM »
Hi

Just checked my weights.

I have a Clichy posy weight with seven facets around the top major facet.

I then checked my Whitefriars Cylinder weights and the majority have seven facets around the sides.

Roy


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Re: Seven facets....?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 09:39:57 PM »
Hi

Just checked my facetted Dodgy Ysarts and two of them have rows of seven facets.

Looks like seven is not so rare.

Roy


Offline tootingpf

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Re: Seven facets....?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 01:38:50 AM »
Thanks Derek and Roy,

Many thanks!

Must be just me then!  I have one Whitefriars (5 facets) and (sadly!) no faceted Clichys.  Oh, and one unfaceted dodgy Ysart (which I like, but that's another story). 

Interesting that the faceting seems to go with the make, although not surprising I guess, as I presume there may only be one or two faceters per maker - and they're likely to have their favourite cuts.

Thanks again, I'll look for a seven to add to my collection now (and a nine....).

Graham

 

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