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- Our pantograph
- Our guilloché machines
- Our presses
- Our semi-automatic bottle machine
- Our glass artefcts




An old notebook

found in a box containing pantograph paraphernalia was full of notes and rubbings of etched glasses.
Unfortunately, the book had lived in a too humid environmnet for too long: the glue of many of the rubbings had given in, and some of the writing had become blotched.

Some rubbings were in their right place. Beside the glued-in pieces are hand-written notes - some understandable, such as the names of the "sets": Pall Mall, Joel among others. (There are seveal names we had not heard of previously, but with some luck, that will change.)
There are often long lists of figures and dots, "ring nr 12" and other hard-to-understand words and signs.
Our guess it that these represent "recipes" for obtaining the patterns: which rings, cog wheels etc are to be mounted in a guilloché machine to get this specific pattern.

page from the book
Transcript, as good as possible:

Kanna Pall Mall. 120 - 30. (Jug Pall Mall)

Pall Mall
1. 80 - 2. 40 - 3. 16 (?)
Ring. 6
Clarets Pall mall. 2 växlar som går (Clarets Pall Mall. 2 gears going)
direkt till brickan(?) 1.100 - 2.25 - 3.50 (directly to the disc(?) )
4,65 - 5 - 20 minsta hjulet (smallest wheel)
Sherris hjul 2,20, 3,30 (Sherris (sherry glasses?) wheel ...)
Sts(?). 91. E(?)5 cl. o. jämställda (and the like)
1.80 - E(?).2(?)8 - 3.90
1.80 - E(?).60 - 3.76
ring 12

My comments:
"E" above might be a figure two, depending on what "Sts." means - "seltersglas" (straight drinking glasses) could have been that big (25 cl).
Pall Mall was a popular model, made by many glassworks: Kosta, Elme, Reijmyre. It was made during 1930-50ies.

What did it look like? A picture search today (2016-02-25) yields two quite different looks:

presumed Pall Mall

The left glass is said to come from Reijmyre, the other two come from Kosta.
The left two at least look like they are siblings, but the right one?

rubbing
Another example, where the rubbing is still in the correct place

Transcription:

Einar 1.202,403,76
Aqvarellapparaten (the water colour machine - we do not know what that means... yet)
1.40 2. 120 3. 60