Re: [CR]origins of the ornate lug


Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 15:04:54 -0800 (PST)
From: joe starck <joestarck2003@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]origins of the ornate lug
To: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
In-Reply-To: <20030311.180406.-99973.39.richardsachs@juno.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I second Richard's emotion below. (If you dig my snowdrift.) Joe Starck, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com> wrote:if we're going to establish an "Ornate-ish Lug" timeline, why not have at least two distinct categorys: 1) makers who hand cut lugsets into beautiful pieces, and 2) makers who utilized mechanical means to minimize the hand work involved. that is, some fellows did the work in the fashion we had come to expect, and some fellows' frames looked hand wrought but were, in fact, a product of batch productions. "The Boys From Brazil" versus"The Boys That Are Not
>From Brazil". if you catch my drift... e-RICHIE chester, ct

snipped: "Barbour, Christopher" writes: "To the British correspondents on the list, who have seen bikes that many of us in America have not, Hetchins may not always have been an archetype in the artistic sense that Joe suggests. Perhaps they can point us to other makers of very ornate lugs in the style associated with Hetchins, Carlton, H.R. Morris, and Bates, especially with elaborate scrollwork and fleur-de-lis patterns..."