Monthly Archives November 2014

FROM BOOM TO BUST

ORIGINATING IN FRANCE, THE ART DECO STYLE BLOSSOMED IN

the united states, mirroring the mood of liberation and fantasy that permeated a fragile but brave new world.

American roads rose from half a million in 1914 to 26 million in 1929, one for every five of the population. By 1929, two-thirds of Americans had electricity, and sales of electrical goods rocketed. Movie palaces, dancehalls, sports stadiums, and luxury hotels sprang up as the leisure industries flourished. Both the artefacts and the architecture exhibited the Art Deco style: geometric shapes inspired by the Cubist movement together with a range of exotic, stylized floral, and folk motifs.

STREAMLINED TRAVEL

Travel became faster and more luxurious, whether on ocean liners such as the Normandie, airships such as the Gr...

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Fall flap locks

Fall flaps which are inset, i. e. closing within the carcass framing, can be secured with standard till or drawer locks, but lay-on or onset flaps closing over the carcass framing require either purpose-made locks, link plate locks or special flap locks of which the type shown in 267 is a typical example. This lock can be used with striking plate 267:1, 2A for both inset or lay-on flaps, and with threaded bush and collared pin

(267:3B) for lay-on flaps only. Figure 267:4 is another variety for inset flaps in which the bolt shoots up into a standard striking plate.

Sliding glass door locks

Methods of locking sliding glass doors are shown in 267:5, 6...

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