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Offline Patrick

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« on: October 02, 2006, 09:40:27 AM »
Hi, I thaught you may be interested in seeing an image of the late Ronnie Wilkinson at work......( Jimmy Grout still lives in Uxbridge )

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 10:00:06 AM »
what is the interesting point about the button on the puntee iron?


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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 10:39:19 AM »
I think it's just drawing attention to the button, that's all, not implying that it's in some way note-worthy.  Like saying, "They are making a paperweight.  Look, there's the millefiori button on the iron."
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 10:45:41 AM »
Look John, there's the button

Janet drops the hot glass on the button

OW!  John sucks his fingers and drops the button....

Look at Janet hitting John with the puntee iron.


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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 11:14:45 AM »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 11:23:43 AM »
Shamefaced I do admit that I was looking up and down the puntee iron in the photo for a release button, thinking that this was some new technical innovation, until I saw your post and realised they meant the glass millefiore button on the top.....

 :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:


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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 12:05:47 PM »
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Shamefaced I do admit that I was looking up and down the puntee iron in the photo for a release button, thinking that this was some new technical innovation, until I saw your post and realised they meant the glass millefiore button on the top.....

 :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006, 12:13:02 PM »
There is always someone whose main function is to provide a butt for ridicule and hilarity for the rest of the community...

I am SO pleased it seems to be me... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2006, 12:25:14 PM »
Ahhh, don't worry Lynne  {{{Hugs}}} But your 'Janet & John' scenario really had me rolling on the floor!   :lol:

Back on topic (well, we weren't really off, but we were probably about to be banished to the cafe, or heavily edited  :wink: ) Thank you Patrick for the picture! (Although it's very big, and takes ages to download!  :shock: )

I remember when we hadn't lived here very long ('here' being quite near the old Wealdstone factory) and there was a huge public outcry when it was demolished!  There was a lot of strong feeling locally, and people were practically 'doing an Arthur Dent' (lying down in front of the bulldozers) to prevent it from happening!   :shock:

But it went anyway!   :(  :x  The pictures in the local paper of it going down were the saddest thing  :cry:
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006, 12:34:30 PM »
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Ahhh, don't worry Lynne  {{{Hugs}}} But your 'Janet & John' scenario really had me rolling on the floor!   :lol:


I listen to too much Terry Wogan.  :lol: And I like to be silly , even if I do risk having my wrists slapped for hijacking threads....

But seriously (also trying to stay put and not be banished to a corner)...

I know very little about glassmaking, so it is very interesting to see pictures like this of how it is actually made.  I hadn't realised that the rod would be held vertically like this.

And I bet globs of very hot glass DO drop onto the hands of the assistant holding the puntee rod from time to time. Very ouch.

 



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