The journal of design and manufactures
Vol. I (1849)
Table talk, pp. 69-71
Tab on one occasion, at the annual exposition at Somerset House, hearing a very ele- gant design for chintz condemned by a manufeturer, it being a total impossi- bility to produce it in the proposed fabric, although he admired it exceedingly. And so it is with every other branch of manu- facture. I must leave the remedy for these evils to be pointed out by those who are better able to suggest them, but who may not be so well aware of their existence as A LATE PUPIL." In so far as the ART-UNIONS DIS- TRIBUTE MANUFACTURED ART, such as bronzes, porcelain and cast-iron statuettes, medals, &c. to their subscribers, they may fairly be considered as Institutions pro- moting Design; and we shall notice their proceedings of this character, Thus the works of manufactured art which the ART-UNION OF LONDON has offered to its Subscribers have been:- Bronze Casts.--" Michael and Satan," WE are glad to hear that the Society of Arts have nominated a Special Committee to investigate the LAws BEARING ON ARTS AND MANUFACTURES :-it will be a most useful work if executed properly, and in co-operation with manufacturers, who are better qualified than lawyers to tell where the shoe pinches, as the former wear it. Dr. Swiney left a bequest to the Society of Arts on the condition that once in five years the Society, in connexion with the College of Physicians, should present one hundred sovereigns in a silver goblet, worth a hundred sovereigns, to the author of the best published treatise on Juris- prudence. The first award has just been made to Dr. Paris and Mr. Fonblanque, authors of a work on Medical Jurispru- dence; and we understand that it is in- tended that the next prize shall be given to the best published treatise on the Jurisprudence affecting ARTS AND MANU- FACTURES. It is stated that a fine stratum of clay suitable for TERRA COTTA has been laid open in the grounds of the Queen's pri- vate residence at Osborne, and that some works are likely to be made in it. Manufacturers will have a large public to admire any works they may send to the Birmingham Exhibition of Manufac- tures. At the same period there will be the attraction of an Exhibition of Modern Works of Art, under the auspices of the Society of Arts there. There will be the Triennial Musical Festival, and the Brit- ish Association visits the town. from a model by T. Thorneycroft, after Chantrey. Porcelain Statuettes.-" Narcissus," by Copeland and Garrett, from a reduced model, by E. B. Stephens, after J. Gibson, R.A.; "Innocence," by W. T. Copeland, from a reduced model by B. Cheverton, after J. H. Foley; "The Dancing Girl reposing," by W. T. Copeland, from a reduced model by B. Cheverton, after W. C. Marshall, A.R.A. The works in progress are. a Cast-Iron Slatuette, " Thalia," from a reduced model by S. Nixon, after the Original in the British Museum. Medals of Wren and Flaxman, by W. Wyon, R.A. IMPROVEMENT IN TWIST LAcE. - Some improvements, it is stated in the Nottingham Ree-iew, have been recently introduced in the manufacture of twist lace for a perpetual warp, upon the prin- ciple of each thread's independence. We learn that it can be regnated in the short- est space of time, and will work well and answer for throwing in colours of any de- scription. The plan is considered, for its simplicity and safeness, superior to any in the trade, and may be applied to all ma- chinery making net, with this advantage- the pieces can be made double the length they now are with the same winding of the bobbins, the saving of the thread, and many other advantages, which are not mentioned. We are pleased to hear that Messrs. Broadhead and Atkin obtained, on the 19th instant, a conviction under the Copyright of Designs Ac for a fraudulent IMITATION Of the BouDoiR CANDIEsTicK. It is said on all sides that the REGIS- TRATION OF COPYRIGHT HAS SUCCEEDED in stopping the wholesale piracy of patterns which used formerly to be carried on by low-class manufacturers. A cotton-printer told us that, before the passing of the Act, he has brought out a good new pattern on Monday, and before Saturday following he has seen sixty milk-and-water piratical plagiarisms of it. We hear that PRINCE ALBERT has or- dered Messrs. Minton and Co. to pave certain parts of her Majesty's private resi- dence at Osborne with their MosAics and Zablt Talh.
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