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boiler chimney design

Dad’s a ‘Civil Engineer’. Most appropriate noun and moderator. Dad trained as a draftsman, and often found reasons to use his skills at home. Unfortunately he hasn’t kept any of the drawings that, as a child, I remember him making like plans and elevations of the full rigged model sailing ship that he was going to build for us children.

When I asked him about the drawings he scuttled off into his well-stacked study and returned with a small leather bound book about boilers. Almost every-other page was a detailed engineering drawing of a unique boiler design. He showed the drawings to me and commented on the engineering notations that made them easy for him to understand. When he got to this drawing of a brick chimney stack for a boiler I couldn’t resist photographing it. That’s dad’s hand. It doesn’t look like the hand of an 82 year old. He’s aged well and has beautifully shaped nails.

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  1. Pearl writes:

    He DOES have a beautiful hand, doesn’t he?

    Love the drawing. So clean and precise.

    Pearl

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    Indigo Roth writes

    Hey Wendy! Oddly, my father was also a draughtsman, tho not a civil engineer. He designed gearboxes for cars! And yes, like Pearl, I love the drawing. Indigo x

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    wendy writes

    your t-shirts and designs show a lot of talent. I hope your book will be fully illustrated…

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  2. Kevin writes:

    I do love the beautifully-rendered line drawings in old science and engineering books. This looks a choice one.

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    wendy writes

    Dad’s collected a lot of ‘early’ engineering books, I can see the charm

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