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  • painting

    painting - painting - Techniques and methods: Whether a painting reached completion by careful stages or was executed directly by a hit-or-miss alla prima method (in which pigments are laid on in a single application) was once largely determined by the ideals and established techniques of its cultural tradition. For example, the medieval European illuminator's painstaking procedure, by which

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  • England Occupations Quarrying and Stone Working (National

    The traditional miller needed the skills of a millwright for the dressing and setting up of millstones critical to efficient usage. Different stones were used for different seeds, such as barley, wheat, oats, rye, or and for different products such as animal feeds or . The most widely used were the gritstones from the Peak District of north Derbyshire, but French stones were

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  • The Superior Works: 18th vs. 19th Century

    Apr 20, 1998The earlier molding planes are longer than the 9 1/2 length that became standard during the 19th century; 18th century planes tend to be 10 long, or thereabout. The plane's length and its chamfers can give you an idea about how old the tool is, but you may want to know where the thing was made. While the rest of the colonies were content

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  • Thomas Chippendale

    Originally an eighteenth century village master craftsman, who designed and made furniture for his local clients in his own workshop at Otley in rural Yorkshire, Thomas Chippendale (1718 – 1779) was a progressive and ambitious chap. Clever too. He moved into the town (London) and set up shop opposite a place where successful men of business

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  • 13,500

    May 08, 2014May 8, 2014 • Updated December 31, 2015 —by Blake de Pastino 37968 16. On a remote forest riverbank in northern Idaho, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of human occupation going back more than 13,500 years, adding to the signs of an increasingly ancient human presence in the Northwest, and fueling the debate about how the region's

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  • Infamous Commerce: Prostitution in Eighteenth

    Book Description: InInfamous Commerce, Laura J. Rosenthal uses literary and historical sources to explore the meaning of prostitution from the Restoration through the eighteenth century, showing how both reformers and libertines constructed the modern meaning of work during this period.From Grub Street's lurid whore biographies to the period's most acclaimed novels, the prostitute was

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  • NJ Women's Heritage Trail

    Feb 13, 2020In the early years of the 19th century, some quarrying began to take place along the Palisades, intensifying after the Civil War when there was a high demand for concrete for construction. By 1890, citizens in both New Jersey and New York began to

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  • Ceramic Tile History

    Sep 15, 2020This method was lost later in the 16th century until the 17th century saw a rise of these tiles in Turkey, as well as Delft tile in Holland. In the mid-18th century, the tile industry rose into popularity again, with production spreading across Europe. Herbert Minton began encaustic-tile making again in England about 1843.

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  • A Few Technical Items: Questions About 18th Century

    Dec 17, 2019They originated in the United States—the first known example was made by David Rittenhouse, probably sometime in the 1780s, and his brother, Benjamin Rittenhouse, made a number of them—and by the end of the 18th century, vernier compasses were widely used by professional surveyors. Figure 5. Theodolite, Rowland Houghton, c. 1735.

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  • This Week In Pennsylvania Archaeology: Lehigh County

    Feb 08, 2013Some tools were finished at the quarry but most of this work was accomplished elsewhere. There are numerous workshop sites around the quarries documenting the final production of jasper stone tools. The work undertaken by the PHMC at the King's quarry site (36Lh2) in 2002 added to our understanding of the prehistoric mining process.

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  • Archaeological Sites

    This 19th-century plantation complex is owned by the State of North Carolina. There are several standing structures, including the late 18th-century plantation house, a slave quarter, and a large timber frame barn. Located near Durham on Old Oxford Highway, 7 miles northeast of Roxboro Road (U.S. 501 Business). Free admission.

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  • Overview of the Origins and Evolution of Britain's

    Centered in the British cities, Sheffield and Birmingham, the British toolmaking industry expands in the late 18th-century and -- for it high quality -- becomes famous worldwide during the 19th-century. Most of the tools that survive today come from these periods. But the tools of the medieval period prinicipally come to us from archaeological

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  • Cornwall Heritage Trust ~ Preserving Cornwall's Story

    In the eighteenth century copper mining was of much greater importance than tin; by the early nineteenth century Cornwall was the greatest producer of copper in the world. By 1740 deep mining of copper was underway, made possible by the invention of increasingly sophisticated pumping equipment to remove some of the water from underground.

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  • The Archaeology of Mining and Quarrying in England

    The Archaeology of Mining and Quarrying in England A Research Framework for the Archaeology of the Extractive Industries in England Resource Assessment

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  • How 18th

    Oct 24, 2011How Revolutionary Tools Cracked a 1700s Code. By John Markoff. Oct. 24, 2011; a hand-lettered 105-page manuscript that appears to date from the late 18th century.

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  • Medical History — The Eighteenth Century

    Apr 22, 2007Of special interest to eighteenth-century medical theorists was the celebrated philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646-1716). His basic tenets of logic, natural law, and a vital force governing the body were to find their way into many of the medical systems which came into vogue during the early years of the century.

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  • Olde Tool And 18th Century Shoppe

    Olde Tool And 18th Century Shoppe. 604 followers olderiverhardgoods (14695 olderiverhardgoods's feedback score is 14695) 100.0% olderiverhardgoods has 100% Positive Feedback. Olde River Hard Goods. Bringing you the best in antique tools for users and collectors along with select new hand woodworking tools. Also good collectible 18th Century items.

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  • Quia

    Pernicious. Wicked; extremely harmful. Quagmire. A difficult or precarious situation. Scrupulous. Extremely careful in deciding right and wrong. Ingratiate. Insinuate into the good graces of. Obstinate.

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  • A Cornerstone of American History

    Mar 18, 2013Tool marks from the 18th and 19th century are still visible on the stone in the quarry at Government Island. This was due in part to the cost of bringing the Aquia sandstone on boats up the Potomac – sometimes the stone would arrive unfit for use

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  • April Regional Meeting Westerly RI — Quarries and

    Apr 17, 2015April Regional Meeting Westerly RI — Quarries and Quarrying Tools. by Bill Rainford April 17, 2015. Quarry. The Early American Industries Association in conjunction with the Babcock-Smith House in Westerly, R.I., will hold a regional meeting on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Babcock-Smith House, 124 Granite St., Westerly.

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  • Authentic Colonial Colors

    Jun 15, 2021Authentic Colonial Colors. Prussian blue gets all the ink, but true Colonial-era colors, although diverse, have an earthy quality. Author: Mary Ellen Polson. Publish Date: Pale pinks were possible in the early 18th century thanks to the wide availability of pigments of a reddish cast, which acquired delicacy when mixed with white.

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  • A Woodsrunner's Diary: 18th Century Fishing.

    Dec 26, 201118th Century Fishing. One of the things I love about 18th century living history is that there is always more to learn, always more skills and activities to participate in. One never gets bored. I do not consider myself a fisherman, but I do enjoy fishing for food. I have only caught trout and catfish, and I must admit that I liked the catfish

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  • Recent Sources for 18th

    Recent Sources for 18th-Century Studies: Bibliographical Tools. James E. May (jem4psu.edu)Content last updated 23 April 1999 . This selective checklist, partially annotated, enumerates printed sources for studying the period 1660-1820 published since 1988.

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  • Inventions and Inventors of the 18th Century

    Aug 08, 2019The 18th century also saw the widespread replacement of manual labor by new inventions and machinery. The 18th century was also part of the The Age of Enlightenment, a historical period characterized by a shift away from traditional religious forms of authority and a move towards science and rational thought.

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  • Life as a quarryman

    Life of the Quarry Men in the 19th Century One only has to look at an aerial photograph of Rossendale to see enormous holes cleaved out of the landscape, some of these holes are kilometres in scale. When one researches into the origin of these vast pits and discovers that they were stone quarries dug by hand and rudimentary tools a sense of awe

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  • Tour an 18th

    Jan 25, 2011By Matthew Kenney Jan 25, 2011. Take a photo tour of the workshop at Colonial Williamsburg. As the last day of this years Working Wood in the 18th Century conference started, I had an itch to get out and see some of Colonial Williamsburg. So, after lunch I took a walk over to the Anthony Hay Cabinetshop on Nicholson Street.

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  • Cultural Landscapes

    Aug 05, 2019During the mid-18th century, industry represented a locally modest component of a largely agricultural economy. The primary industrial development in the area was the series of iron forges that were established along Valley Creek to take advantage of the abundant waterpower afforded within a mile of its confluence with the Schuylkill River.

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  • How to cut stones, specially what tools to use for hard

    Details about how to cut stones, specially what tools to use for hard granite stones. Franz Lhner thinks, that only forged iron chisels can cut through the hard granite. Franz Lhner doesn't allege, that the ancient Egyptians already knew the difficult and elaborate procedure of making wrought iron - but, that they acquired the valuable iron by trading.

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  • Eighteenth

    Eighteenth-Century Studies. Description: As the official publication of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Eighteenth-Century Studies is committed to publishing the best of current writing on all aspects of eighteenth-century culture. The journal selects essays that employ different modes of analysis and disciplinary

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  • The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center

    WELCOME . Welcome to the website of the 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center. This little project of our's was created to serve the community as a reference library for the study of everyday objects used by the inhabitants of North America, her mother country, England, and those countries of Continental Europe who, in one way or another, had an impact on the 13 British Colonies in

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  • Written Rock of Gelt: Roman Quarry Inscriptions to be

    Mar 12, 2019A group of Roman inscriptions, known as the Written Rock of Gelt, was discovered in the 18th century, but has suffered in recent years as a result of

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  • 18th Century Gunsmithing Tools, Metal Cutting Brace Bits

    Jun 20, 201518th Century Gunsmithing Tools, Metal Cutting Brace Bits. Below are a couple of metal cutting drill bits for a brace, and the holes they bored in a 1/8″ thick brass plate. Also shown is an 18th century style countersink. I ground and sharpened the drill bits to form approximately 3/16″ and 1/4″ holes. The countersunk hole fits a #10 tang

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