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Author Topic: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.  (Read 771 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« on: January 22, 2017, 02:24:30 PM »
Another piano foot from Percival Vickers - Registered on 5th November 1880 - again I've searched the Board's archives and not aware we've previously had this design.

If you look at Neil's factory pattern sheet here (as attachment)   .....     I'd imagine this one may well correspond to either PV pattern No. 11 or 14 possibly, but there seems to be some difference in the design which confusing since both were no doubt created by the factory.
Perhaps Neil will give us the benefit of his opinion on this design. :)

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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 05:29:44 PM »
It's difficult to tell, looks closer to 11. I think they are in date order.

I was looking through a c1880 Silber & Fleming catalog this morning which has a couple of piano feet, not a million miles away from one of the designs. They stated they were available in canary, green, and flint, which matches the colours known so far for this set anyway...

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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 06:31:38 PM »
thanks .......   as we know, S. & F. were agents, wholesalers and importers, and although they may well have sold British made insulators 
there is always the possibility that some of their designs for such items might have been manufactured outside the U.K.  ...........   that is unless the U.K. was the only country that made piano feet.            Unfortunately, their catalogue doesn't provide specific information on origin.
In theory British made patterns of insulators made during the period 1842 to early 1884 should carry a lozenge, so assume that no one involved with the GMB has yet found one with this particular set of Registration details, otherwise it would probably have already been posted.

I think you're right about the colours  -  most designs for these things seem to turn up in the usual variety of greens, blues, uranium and flint.


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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 09:08:04 AM »
so it is m - clever clogs, go to the top of the class :-*             I looked  -  or thought I'd looked on Neil's site, and didn't see it  -  it's quite distinctive as you can make out - with those thin perpendicular ridges running around the much wider upright pillars.
I do know that we haven't had an example on the GMB though  -  is there some hidden humorous meaning in the reference to 'Professor Peanuts'?

thanks again :)

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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 09:14:46 AM »
added here now. But don't have any more pics I'm afraid as I lost everything when my laptop crashed and I no longer have it.

:)

It's a bit bemusing that the registered design isn't really the same as the factory pattern sheet no 11.  I wonder why the pattern sheet doesn't show the fine vertical ridges as are shown on the actual piece and the RD?

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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 09:34:02 AM »
Paul I don't know if it's relevant to add this to this thread but is Christine's here no 4 maybe?

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,48595.msg273922.html#msg273922

My teal one on that thread has a very different base but Christine's looks as though it might match 4.
m

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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 10:50:26 AM »
m - could I have your permission to add a copy of your picture of the PV RD 357730 piano foot to the GMB RD database, please?

Fred.

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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2017, 11:01:49 AM »
yes  :)

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Re: Percival Vickers Reg. 357730.
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2017, 11:27:44 AM »
Thank you, m.

Fred.

 

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