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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 30 01:06 AM

Nov 30, 2010: Notebook Covers

In the 1860s, many of today's professions didn't exist, hell, even medicine was pretty crude. But there was one longstanding profession, Engineer, that was respected, and was important to the growth of the nation, before MBAs ruined everything.

The Engineer had to render not only blueprints for the builders, but illustrations to show the customer what they would get for their money. These illustrations were pen & ink drawings embellished with watercolor paint.

This 1860s engineering student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, embellished his notebook covers to demonstrate his skills.
Best to impress the professor, and avoid being drafted into Mr Lincoln's Army.



These were done with a steel nib ink pen, one step above a goose quill.
I used this same type pen to do Palmer Method handwriting exercises in grade school.
I can appreciate a ballpoint pen more than most.



You can see a larger version here.



Trilby  Tuesday Nov 30 07:05 AM

my father was an engineer. I have many prejudicial ideas about those people. For example: engineers are not fully human! They are cyborg hybrids! and thus like.



lupin..the..3rd  Tuesday Nov 30 09:35 AM

I already told you, I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to.



footfootfoot  Tuesday Nov 30 10:31 AM

Bruce, you left out the part about uphill both ways.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 30 10:45 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
For example: engineers are not fully human! They are cyborg hybrids!
tw is an engineer.

3-foot, 12 miles to school, no walking. No wait, I did... once.


Trilby  Tuesday Nov 30 11:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
tw is an engineer.
Case closed.


Pete Zicato  Tuesday Nov 30 01:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
my father was an engineer. I have many prejudicial ideas about those people. For example: engineers are not fully human! They are cyborg hybrids! and thus like.
You're not wrong.


tombstone  Wednesday Dec 1 01:54 PM

Ain't it the truth!



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