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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Winselmann Titan Saxonia Handcrank

All the photos enlarge when you click on them so you can get a better close up.
This is a really beautiful example of the Winselmann  made Titan. Made in Altenberg, Germany around 1890 to 1900.
This machine has what is known as a fiddlebed and a large hand wheel with the crank handle attached directly to the wheel. this style of machine is known as a Saxonia
This machine is a half-size machine.
She is a Transverse shuttle as in the boat shuttle moves along the length of the bed.

The decals on the dome are copies of badges won by the company for Trade awards for their machines.crank   
Bought in a local Antique shop. Her decals are almost perfect and she polished up beautifully. She also has a lovely porcelain handle. Rob has always wanted one of these.Cheers Lynne

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nearly Insane Block 50 and Barbara Brackman BOW

 Nearly Insane B50
B50 is done. All those set in corners were a challenge. Yes I did paper-piece. Loved the way the colours interacted.  That centre Chrome Yellow is a zinger. I only bought a fat 16th from the Quilted Crow and a little bit here and a little bit there sure stands out. I love it!!
My Union Square block is finished too. I do have lots of the other blocks in between to finish but I am going to work backwards.
I have reminded Rob to photograph a lovely Saxonia machine he has just finish pulled apart, polished and put back together again. It will happen soon.
Bye For Now   Cheers Lynne