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Offline Walsheng

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Shop artwork
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:20:08 PM »
I finished the office for my shop (as finished as it going to get) and would like to get some pictures for the walls.
Some large prints of old machine shops or some unique steam or gas engines would be nice.
I was at the NEMES show a few years ago and someone was selling some beautiful prints of old engines and I kick myself for not buying any but I had no idea what kind of wall space I would have.
Does anyone know a source for some large size prints that would be appropriate?

Thanks,

John

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 11:29:20 PM »
"Mister M'Andrew, don't you think steam spoils romance at sea?"
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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 11:38:22 PM »
And pics of new office (and shop) would be interesting!
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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 11:42:50 PM »
How about some vintage 1943 machinery that still looks pretty good?

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 11:45:41 PM »
How about some vintage 1943 machinery that still looks pretty good?



At my age I am not sure I know how one of those things run!

John

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 11:46:48 PM »
And pics of new office (and shop) would be interesting!

I will take some pictures tomorrow.

John

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 11:59:43 PM »
Talk to Todd Cahill.

http://www.wmaastudios.org/artists/artist_profile.php?aid=toca

on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/todd.cahill.37?hc_ref=SEARCH

Outstanding Industrial artist.

Dave

Thanks Dave, I will check Mr. Cahill out.

John

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 01:01:09 AM »
How about some vintage 1943 machinery that still looks pretty good?



At my age I am not sure I know how one of those things run!

John


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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 01:08:35 AM »
The US Patent office has beautiful, high resolution patent drawings on line.
Also, the Smithsonian Institution is a treasure trove of drawings and photographs.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US149068-0.png

The images that come up are lower resolution but each has a "view original" link in the upper right corner.

A google search for us patent office steam engine will get hundreds of links.


http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1063728


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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 01:31:40 AM »
This has been hanging in my shop for years
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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 01:53:16 AM »
The US Patent office has beautiful, high resolution patent drawings on line.
Also, the Smithsonian Institution is a treasure trove of drawings and photographs.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US149068-0.png

The images that come up are lower resolution but each has a "view original" link in the upper right corner.

A google search for us patent office steam engine will get hundreds of links.

Stan:  I went to the Smithsonian a did a search for steam engine pictures and this is one of the things that came up.  I think it might have something to do with the "device" in the picture that Marv posted but can't quite remember.
I will keep  digging.

Thanks,
John


http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1063728

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 03:02:30 AM »
The US Patent office has beautiful, high resolution patent drawings on line.
Also, the Smithsonian Institution is a treasure trove of drawings and photographs.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US149068-0.png

The images that come up are lower resolution but each has a "view original" link in the upper right corner.

A google search for us patent office steam engine will get hundreds of links.

Stan:  I went to the Smithsonian a did a search for steam engine pictures and this is one of the things that came up.  I think it might have something to do with the "device" in the picture that Marv posted but can't quite remember.
I will keep  digging.

Thanks,
John


http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1063728

Dang.............that things got more parts than my P & W engine.............who would of known!  :shrug:

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 03:53:05 PM »
Here is a picture of the office.  I am looking for a picture to go under the AC unit and it's a pretty good area so something almost poster size.
I will post some shop pictures later after I have had a chance to sort them.

By the way, the desk was the principals desk at the grade school I went to 50+ years ago.  Mr. Graney and I had many long conversations at that desk, usually involving "you know you should not have done that John."

Thanks,

John

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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 04:42:58 PM »
Nice and cozy looking office.

I bet people are eyeballing that lathe.
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Re: Shop artwork
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 12:27:21 AM »
Nice and cozy looking office.

I bet people are eyeballing that lathe.

Thank you Zee and yes it is a cozy and QUIET office.

The lathe is a Wade-Cav lathe and it's about 100 years old.  It's a restoration project.

Here are a couple of shots of part of my shop.

Thanks,

John