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bell metal

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

A type of bronze used in casting bells. It consists of 60–85% copper alloyed with tin, often with some zinc and lead included.

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chalcedony

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A mineral consisting of a microcrystalline variety of quartz. It occurs in several forms, including a large number of semiprecious gemstones; for example, sard, carnelian, jasper, onyx,...

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deal

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Softwood planking imported to Britain, especially from the Baltic region. Usually it is composed of Scots pine (red deal) or Norway spruce (white deal).

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Kinneir, (Richard) Jock (1917–1994), typographer and graphic designer

Jonathan Woodham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Graphic Design and Typography. 1431 words.

Kinneir, (Richard) Jock (1917–1994), typographer and graphic designer, was born at the Louise Margaret Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire, on 11 February 1917, the son of Guy Kinneir...

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Lloyd, Marshall Burns

Bruce E. Seely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Engineering and Technology. 1238 words.

Lloyd, Marshall Burns (10 March 1858–10 August 1927), inventor and manufacturer, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of John Lloyd and Margaret Commee. Lloyd’s parents were English...

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Russell, William Morris [Bill] (1920–2006), engineer and designer

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Art Forms; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 901 words.

Russell, William Morris [Bill] (1920–2006), engineer and designer, was born on 22 July 1920 at 73 Oxford Road, Islington, London, the youngest in the family of two sons and two daughters of...

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soda glass

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Early form of glass consisting of a composition of silica and sodium carbonate (soda); the glass was not durable, and reacted easily with water. Glass was made durable by the ...

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sycamore

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

1 (UK) See Acer.

2 (Near East) See Ficus.

3 (N. America) See Platanus.

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Tupper, Earl Silas

Jennifer M. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 989 words.

Tupper, Earl Silas (28 July 1907–03 October 1983), inventor, was born in Berlin, New Hampshire, the son of farmers. Soon after his birth the family moved to a farm in Massachusetts where...

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Worboys, Sir Walter John (1900–1969), chemical industrialist and design promoter

M. J. Dean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 1171 words.

Worboys, Sir Walter John (1900–1969), chemical industrialist and design promoter, was born at Cottesloe, Western Australia, on 22 February 1900, the eldest child of Walter Worboys,...

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