Home Workshop Hints and Tips (Workshop Practice) by Vic Smeed

By Vic Smeed

For almost 100 years "Model Engineer" journal has proved a resource of information for a wide selection of engineering practices. Its readership has integrated many hugely skilled engineers, who've replied queries and contributed beneficial details so that all people curious about the development and use of machines will be in a position to expand either scope and talents. the various items of knowledge considered as most dear seemed briefly notes or articles, usually a long time in the past, and have been by no means republished. This compilation deals a variety of tricks and assistance culled from a large time-scale of the journal. they might keep the reader money and time, and should curiosity and educate somebody who works with steel.

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5 1/8, 3 1/2, dia. 6 7/8, 13 3/4 in. $600-800 270. Four Chinese Export Porcelain Eagle Decorated Table Items, America, late 18th/early 19th century, a tea bowl with matching saucer with sepia and iron red spreadwing American eagle and shield under a gilt sunburst, with gilt-starred sepia border; a similarly decorated tea bowl with gilt-starred salmon-colored border; together with a salad or dessert plate centered with a sepia eagle perched on rockery in an oval reserve, ht. 3/4-2, dia. 3 1/2-7 3/4 in.

800-1,200 338. Pair of Rose Mandarin Porcelain Vases, China, mid-19th century, elongated oval form, (repaired rim chip on one), ht. 11 1/2 in. $600-800 339. Two Chinese Export Porcelain Shrimp Dishes, early 19th century, one decorated in the Rose Mandarin pattern (glaze wear), the other decorated with Chinese figures and objects with characters, dia. 10 3/4 in. $400-600 340. Chinese Export Porcelain Vase, made for the Middle Eastern market, early 19th century, underglaze blue with gilt latticework and flowers surrounding panels depicting Mandarin figures in a courtyard, with gilt foo dog handles, the shoulder with gilt dragons, (minor enamel wear), ht.

200-300 230. Slip-banded and Polychrome Creamware Jug, attributed to the Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, c. 1800, the engine-turned jug decorated with yellow devices and leafy swags, ht. 6 1/2 in. $300-500 231. Mochaware Child’s Mug, England, c. 1800, slip-marbled creamware in blue, black, and brown, with blue rim band, ht. 2 1/4 in. $300-500 232. Mochaware Quart Mug and a Floral Enamel-decorated English Pottery Pitcher, England, early 19th century, pearlware mug decorated with blue and amber sponged stripes, the pitcher with pink and green pendant flowers, (imperfections), ht.

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