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Frantisek Pazourek design for Heinrich Hoffmann/Curt Schlevogt circa 1932. Modern copies also known from 3 Czech companies, Desna, Schubert Cristal and Frantisek Halama.
Anglicised spelling, Malkey. No fog on the Tyne then?? :) :) M
Thanks for all the likes. This museum pushes all my buttons, super glass, light and airy space, not too crowded, and a thoughtful design. Somewhere on the site they also talk of having Marie Kirsch...
Ok, so I now know the label was very much Häida. You know when you start missing things?? Like email?? The bowl is about a good as one can find. The bowl is categorically identified as Josef Hoffmann,...
I still have not found the USD- CZK rate for 1929, but that 100lb box cost 12/6d in UK sterling at that time. Extremely cheap at the time. No wonder Woolworths' could sell stuff for sixpence, in the ...
http://www.rukovetprosberatele.cz/c/548-category_default/dru%C5%BEstvo-maj%C3%A1k-odd%C4%9Blen%C3%AD-taven%C3%A9-plastiky-v-jablonci-nad-nisou.jpg Majak label shown there, so not Majak unless the l...
Just checked Langhamer and my volumes of CGR 1980 and 1984 for Cerny, sadly no Majak label shown. Sorry. M
That's the one, Kevin, thank you.
Ok, thanks, I completely missed it. It could be a label for a small atélier, that did the castings, the name of which escapes me for the moment but if my memory is not faulty, the atelier name began ...
Hi Warren, Any chance you can post an image of the unknown label, please?? Thanks, Marcus
Sorry to disagree with you Ian, but I find your analysis of these items to be over-simplified. Sure lots of Chribska designs were made, not really surprising, as the works was part of Borocrystal/...
Anyone know of a we-site to access historical exchange rates?? Id be intrigued to know what 281 Czech Koruna were worth in USD in 1929. That would give me a rough idea of what Butler Brothers were pay...
Newport (Gwent) boats would show the letters NT. Not sure an in-shore Scarborough trawler would have done the round-trip for maintenance so far from home. M
Growing all the time, Sean, biggest problem is the dust, as all wood-burning heating here, open the stove door and the air is full of ash.... But the book-moths detest the ash :) :) Old books on gla...
http://www.padstow-harbour.co.uk/fishing_boat_reg_codes.pdf As Christine rightly says, Scarborough for the boat registration.
Thanks for your comment, Michelle. I love books like this, which eliminate supposition, guess-work and myths, and remove errors from the record. However, it does take a long time for the inaccurate i...
Thank you both for your comments. One thing about the set I like, is sufficient accurate information on the glass artists and companies, without becoming like a catalogue raisonné. The problem with ca...
Arcoroc, Luminarc are not, and as far as I am aware, never been individual producers. Luminarc was the first trade-mark of Jacques G Durand, used from 1939. Arcoroc was another company brand, along ...
Cast-steel firemans's axe, possibly? 19th century?? Hook for pulling wood or b&m down, to access the seat of the fire?? M
8/10/1943, for the UK.....
No expert on anything, but a good researcher, that is my rôle. I'd advise talking to a militaria or arms expert here, Blunderbuss2 or pw-collector for example.... No-one can know everything. But y...
Chapeau!!!!! Brilliant research, by twocrazy.... Gobsmacked. Long live CW.....
Sean, tell us about Wol in image 3, please. Striking jug. M
Just an after-thought, if you think about removing the black "gunk" on the hilt, be careful not to use anything aggressive to shift it. The handle is a faux-ivory, probably ivorine, so a form of plast...
http://aircrewremembered.com/wank--howard.html Scroll down to the melted glass image, there is some info at that point. The handle is based on the design for swords and daggers for the MVSN (Milizia...
Thanks T A, I was not that sure what the difference was. Seeing that NFL is an emergent sport in the UK, the British don't see too much of this kit around. The UK will do though, as never mind the foo...
Nice piece of history. That they seem to be in such good condition is probably a reflection on the quality of the paper. Is it cotton rag paper?? I couldn't say. One place outside the Southern State...
Hi, any chance of an image of the base, please??
Possibly a US import, as no design number. Rare?? I can't say, but given the use, and the prices one sees on t'internet, not exactly common. Nice piece of history, however.
John J. Harden took out a US patent on his version (US282981) on August 14, 1883. The grenade was, at that time, filled with carbonic acid or sodium bicarbonate. This version became the most popula...
No idea for the model number, but this looks like the Herbst LaZar Bell-designed Motorola headset for NFL coaches, circa 2000-2001.
I think T A has it nailed. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-INDIANA-ICE-DAIRY-CO-MILK-BOTTLE-With-Cardboard-Lid-Anderson-IN-/141790856765?hash=item210364c63d%3Ag%3AHZQAAOSwVL1WDsKL&nma=true&si=0039zl5EdQ...
Josef Svarc did this type of work for Bohemia Glassworks, circa 1959/60. I cannot say this piece is by him. M
Saw this and thought...... Oddball...... Kelly's Heroes..... "We got our own ammunition, it's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes... pretty pictures." :) :)
Hi, I'd like to thank you for posting all these old passports. They are windows onto worlds, which time has made practically incomprehensible. I have been particularly struck by the number of countri...
"proryvanou [?] film" Does this refer to galvanoplastic decors, whose first known use in Bohemia was Gebrüder Feix, who was a patent-holder for this technique?? M
However, the figure could be one of three early holders of the title, Henry of Grosmont, John of Gaunt or Henry of Monmouth, Prince of Wales. After 1413, the title was taken as a monarchial privilege...
Royal banner of England with a three-point label each containing three fleurs-de-lys, suggests not a king, but a duke of Lancaster, for which this is, in slightly different colours, the current banner...
Yes I agree, a historic regiment, who also have a dubious battle honour, few would want to emulate. It is the only British unit to have "broken square", at the Battle of Tamai in 1884. Still capable o...
First published 1828, by S Converse, then by Harpers, and from the mid-1800s by Merriam, Still exists as the Merriam Webster Dictionary.
oops, enlarged image 4, looks like 835 to me, too, and a normal German silver assay standard, of the period.
Inky, you were almost home..... 935 grade silver. Mototcyclists definitely, and the clincher is the symbol on the clasp, which is that of the former East German motor-cycle manufacturer, MZ. Now clo...
Thanks for the info. This locomotive has an air of dragster about it, "it works well, but let's just stick another block in there, to be sure". Love it. It makes so-called "muscle" trains looking like...
Freight or passenger services was the principal purpose?? I'm guessing freight, as a locomotive this big for hauling passengers would have been uneconomic. M
Too small?? Mon dieu, it is thicker than Rick's and 4lbs heavier. Used as a door stop, you'd never manage to avoid doorstep salesmen, commercial or religious.... :) :) Ah, hold on, knock it over on ...
Philadelphia Glass Works?? Just an idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzhNmhGIfio :) :)
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