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Old 04-12-2011, 01:25 PM
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A tool, or is it simply functional art in
its own right?
It definately takes more than one pass to see all that is shown.

Click on the British flag on the left if you need to switch to English.

http://www.musee-renaissance.fr/banc...re/index2.html

Following in this tradition his later successor, Augustus II the Strong
was the founder of the Green Vaults of Dresden
and patron of
Johannes Melchior Dinglinger-- look this guy up!!!
Augustus was believed to have been something of an amateur goldsmith,
but this is unconfirmed.
I hope I posted this in the correct place. Steve, feel free to move it where you wish.

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Wauw Gail, that is truly a combination of tools and art. Thank you so much for the link!
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That shows how important these tool were back then. Great post! thanks!
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:19 PM
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Does anyone have an idea on where to find more information on this draw bench? I would love to get some pictures of the etchings and engravings on the draw tongs and other metal bits.
Since I have seen this benche I am intreagued by it and just love the drawtong with the engravings on it, but cant get a good picture of it.
This benche should have a book about it or something with other information.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:53 PM
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Daniel, I think this bench and the tools are displayed at the Museum of the Renaissance at Chateau d'Ecouen in France. Maybe they will be kind enough to help you? Please let me know if you have any success, and if they offer any pictures, or a catalog. I too would enjoy seeing the 100 tools they acquired with the bench.
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This website:

http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CDocT...otal=39&Page=1

Contains 5 pages of pictures of this bench.
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Thank you Tomva.
I contacted the museum a while ago and they gave me that page too, but the draw bench wasnt on it back then.
These pictures are great but the big tongs shown in the videos is missing. There is one pic of its little brother though.
The curator of the museum mentioned that a book is being made about the bench. So hopefully that will contain all pictures of al engraved metal pieces.
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Thanks Gail and Tomva.
Even now with all the know how I am amazed at how machines, such as this one for example, were so advanced in their era .
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