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  • image SM 33/3/B6

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SM 33/3/B6


[45] Working drawing for bookcase fixings


Details of stile, lock, hinge etc


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The Marquis of Buckingham / Gothic Library Stowe, A hinge like this will keep / the Line of Glass Strait, Deal Standards, Frame Iron / Metal Work for / the Small Opening, Hinge, Hanging Stile of /Doors, Case, Stile, A / The Cap A will strike against the Glass B / May prevent this easily, Metal /Glass (twice), Deal (?) Standard, Frame for Metal / for Small opening, Lock / slide of / Door, Key hole, The Bolt of the Lock will Shoot in to a / Brass Staple Screwed to the edge of / Standard on frame for Metal

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on wove paper (323 x 538)


Soane office



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