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  1. In many a fire station over the years a version of the "in/out" board has been used. For each piece of apparatus there are various riding positions, each of which brings specific initial fire ground responsibilities. The name of the individual assigned each position was placed next to the position for accountability purposes. As an example, an Engine may have 4 positions and you would find: Officer - LT Smith Engineer/Driver - FF Jones Nozzle - FF Spray Hydrant - FF Giardelli
  2. I went through my collection of HL images and found these two that seem to show some sort of "bridge". I need to dig back for the sources but they were, as I recall, fairly contemporary.
  3. I started model building as an uninformed newbie who bought my first kit on a whim. It remains mostly built (I found tying ratlines at 1:128 more tedious than I had thought possible). I have 2 more partially built but both have fatal flaws from the early stages that I have been unable to overcome. What does that have to do with this topic? While trying to find references to aid in my very steep learning curve, I began to acquire books. First of the how-to variety, then more historical. When the NRG had the big sale I acquired several dozen (I think it was around 60?) on various topics. I now have more than 300 print volumes in my collection - some much more frequently used than others, but all at least partly read. Surprisingly only about 8 or 10 works of fiction. This desire for information and clarification spurred my hobby of collecting (and building a searchable database) older pdf treatises and publications, tgen broadening to modern pdf documents (such as dissertations and theses, journal articles and so on). That collection now numbers more than 2,500 documents. Someday, I hope to update the work by Anderson, Takakjian and McDonald with additions from the internet era. I will never approach, however, the volume of information in Albion or Rasor. The answer to which are the best is highly subjective and unique to an individual. Subjects of interest, specific vessels or types, time frames or nations all influence the decision. As but one example, I find myself referring often ti "Ships and Science" by Ferreiro concerning many aspects of naval architecture, while the Naval Documents for different eras published by the Navy History Command are invaluable for early US Navy information - tough to argue with transcribed source documents!
  4. Like our colleague Druxey, I have also just stumbled across your thread. it is quite interesting! I have wondered about the works by Witsen and van Yk but, as I do not speak the language, have relied on others to translate or provide analysis. Have you had the opportunity to take a look at some of these - while there is a focus on the Batavia in some, there are also some more general comparisons. Duivenvoorde, Wendy van van. 2015. Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding: The Archaeological Study of Batavia and Other Seventeenth-Century VOC Ships. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 9781623492311 Guy, Richard. 2012. “First Spaces Of Colonialism: The Architecture Of Dutch East India Company Ships,” January. https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/29468. Luiting, Jaap. 2017. “The Peculiar Core of Nicolaes Witsens Book.” https://www.academia.edu/33274842/The_peculiar_core_of_Nicolaes_Witsens_book. ———. n.d. “Hidden Understandings at van Yk and Witsen.” Accessed June 13, 2019. https://www.academia.edu/32312724/Hidden_understandings_at_van_Yk_and_Witsen. Maarleveld, Thijs J. 2013. “Early Modern Merchant Ships, Nicolaes Witsen and a Dutch-Flush Index.” International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 42 (2): 348–57. https://doi.org/10.1111/1095-9270.12022. Keep on with your analysis - I for one find it quite interesting. I need to go back through it again and see how your observations align with what Ab Hoving describes. Hocker, Fred. 2013. “Review - Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age.” The Mariner’s Mirror 99 (3): 359–61. https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.2013.792595. Hoving, A. J. 2012. Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age. 1st ed. Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 978-1-60344-286-2 Hoving, Ab J. 2014. 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships: Text, Photos and Plans for the Ship Modeler. Florence, OR: SeaWatch Books. http://www.seawatchbooks.com/114003. ISBN 978-0-9904041-1-8
  5. One additional resource that may (or may not) be of use for the period under discussion is the following: Falconer, William. 1769. An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: Or, A Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship, Illustrated with Variety of Original Designs of Shipping, in Different Situations; Together with Separate Views of Their Masts, Sails, Yards, and Rigging. To Which Is Annexed, a Translation of the French Sea-Terms and Phrases, Collected from the Works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. London, Printed for T. Cadell (successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand. http://archive.org/details/universaldiction00will.
  6. My pleasure. Locating and collecting digital resources has become a very enjoyable hobby for me. Books, too, though the expense there limits me somewhat ( about 400 at last count). If you ever see something that may be of interest let me know and I'll see if I have it.
  7. Here are a few more - I think it may be one of the Barker articles that you saw before. I have some of them in PDF (attached). Barker, Richard. 1985. “Fragments From The Pepysian Library.” Revista Da Universidade de Coimbra XXXII: 161–78. 1985 Fragments_Barker.pdf ———. 1988. “‘Many May Peruse Us’: Ribbands, Moulds and Models in the Dockyards.” Revista Da Universidade de Coimbra XXXIV: 539–59. 1988 Many may peruse_Barker.pdf ———. 1994. “A Manuscript on Shipbuilding, Circa 1600, Copied by Newton.” The Mariner’s Mirror 80 (1): 16–29. https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.1994.10656481. ———. 2003. “‘Cradles of Navigation’ Re-Visited.” In Shipbuilding Practice and Ship Design Methods from the Renaissance to the 18th Century: A Workshop Report, Preprint 245, 103–63. [Berlin]: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/Preprints/P245.PDF.
  8. Whilst most of these have few illustrations the narrative may be of some interest. Baker, Mathew. 1586. “Fragments from English Shipwrightry by Mathew Baker Ca1586 Pepysian Library. - National Maritime Museum.” 1586. http://collections.rmg.co.uk/archive/objects/471338.html. Battine, Edward. 1685. The Method of Building, Rigging, Apparelling, & Furnishing His Majesties Ships of Warr, According to Their Rates. http://archives.nypl.org/mss/228. ———. 1689. The Method of Building, Rigging, Apparelling, and Furnishing His Majesty’s Ships of War. Bourne, William. 1578. Inventions or Devises : Very Necessary for All Generalles and Captaines. http://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/ECHOdocuView?url=%2Fmpiwg%2Fonline%2Fpermanent%2Flibrary%2FEK71UE84%2Findex.meta&viewMode=index&mode=texttool&viewLayer=extended. ———. 1601. A Regiment for the Sea. Contayning Very Necessarie Matters for All Sorts of Men and Trauailers: Whereunto Is Added an Hydrographicall Discourse Touching the Fiue Seuerall Passages into Cattay. Written by William Borne. Newly Corrected and Amended by Tho. Hood, D. in Physicke, Who Hath Added a New Regiment for the Yeare 1600, and Three Yeares Following, and a Table of Declination. Whereunto Is Also Adioyned The Mariners Guide, with a Perfect Sea Carde by the Said Thomas Hood. Printed by T. Wight. http://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3444832. Bushnell, Edmund. 1664. The Compleat Ship-Wright Plainly and Demonstratively Teaching the Proportions Used by Experienced Ship-Wrights According to Their Custome of Building, Both Geometrically and Arithmetically Performed. Printed by W. Leybourn for George Hurlock, and are to be sold at his shop. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A30706.0001.001/1:6?rgn=div1;view=toc. ———. 1678. The Complete Ship-Wright. Plainly ... Teaching the Proportion Used by Experienced Ship-Wrights ... To Which Are Added, Certain Propositions in Geometry ... Also, a Way of Rowing of Ships by Heaving at the Capstane ... The Fourth Edition, Etc. 4th ed. R. W. for William Fisher. https://books.google.com/books?id=kWpnAAAAcAAJ. Hardingham, John. 1706a. The Accomplish’d Ship-Wright and Marine. printed for, and sold by John Thornton, at the Pint, and Henry White, at the Three Bibles in the Minories. ———. 1706b. The Accomplish’d Ship-Wright and Mariner: London: printed for, and sold by John Thornton, at the Pint, and Henry White, at the Three Bibles in the Minories. http://estc.bl.uk/T101501. Miller, Thomas. 1667. The Complete Modellist Shewing the True and Exact Way of Raising the Model of Any Ship Or Vessel, Small Or Great, Either in Proportion, Or Out of Proportion ... Performed by Thomas Miller. W.G. http://archive.org/details/bub_gb__FCdAgS7HUoC. ———. 1676. The Compleat Modellist Shewing the True and Exact Way of Raising the Model of Any Ship or Vessel, Small or Great, Either in Proportion or out of Proportion : Also the Manner How to Find the Length of Every Rope Exactly, and Tables Which Give the True Bigness of Every Rope in Each Vessel, Together with the Weights of Their Cables and Anchors. Early English Books Online. Printed for William Fisher ... and Eliz. Hurlock ...,. http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Rigging/Miller%281667%29.html.
  9. Your HL is coming along very nicely! The HL was also my first wooden model - she sits forlornly in a glass case waiting for me to once more bring her back to the table and finish the rigging. Regrettably, the more I work on her the more issues I see. This is a fun, though challenging due to scale, model to build. I believe that I replaced much of the supplied thread with materials from Syren.
  10. Where did you locate tgat last one from SNR? I've been looking for that for a couple of years!
  11. There are scads of pdf docs out there, many of which have been scanned, then print on demand by various vendors. Most are reduced in size and carry all the blemishes of the original. There is a modern transcription of Deane by Laverty. I have many pdf versions from the 18th century - any in particular you are interested in?
  12. I shall email you shortly. I hesitate to post as it remains under copyright. I saw one copy for sail in late 2019 but he did not include an asking price and I do not know if remains available.
  13. FYI - I do not own the following book, however a source on another forum advises that the treatise is reprinted in the following: Kirsch, Peter. 1990. The Galleon: The Great Ships of the Armada Era. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002216432.
  14. The scan I have is of the shipbuilding portion (pages 1-45, including one plan). Let me know if you would like me to send you a copy.
  15. I only have part of it an individual scanned for me. I have not seen any full documents anywhere. Perhaps contact SNR directly to see if they have any copies.
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