Harland & Wolff Engineering Drawing 35/2/84138

£45.00

1 in stock

Harland and Wolff Engineering Drawing 35/2/84138

A unique Harland & Wolff engineering drawing on wax linen paper, signed and dated in Indian Ink by the Engineer and the Supervisor on 9th December 1948
Scale 1: 2

Engineering Drawings from Harland & Wolff.

The earliest technical drawings are on cartridge paper in ink and pencil. These were often were tinted with delicate colour washes. In order to reproduce the Drawings for work around the Yard, a transparent medium was necessary.  Tracing Paper was used initially.

Linen Wax Paper replaced Tracing Paper for general office us. This Drafting Fabric was treated with a waxy substance to stiffen it. Thus rendering the surface fit for drawing in either ink or pencil.  Even to this day, these Engineering Drawings have a very distinctive smell.  This waxed fabric was found to be more durable and was able to withstand frequent alterations. Therefore it lasted better through the printing machines.  However, it was still susceptible to tearing.

These ink Engineering Drawings, Plans and Rigging Plans were prepared by Tracers, usually women, from the original draughtsmen’s pencil once all the details were finalised.  They were used for printing. From here they were distributed around the Yard for construction. Once they wore out another tracing might be made.

If you have any questions about this item or any other product listed on this site, please contact us by email at sales@belfastmaritime.com or via our social media channels.

We aim to ship your purchase with 1 – 2 days from date of purchase depending on the delivery service.

1 in stock

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Harland and Wolff Engineering Drawing 35/2/84138

A unique Harland & Wolff engineering drawing on wax linen paper, signed and dated in Indian Ink by the Engineer and the Supervisor on 9th December 1948..
Scale : 1: 2

Engineering Drawings from Harland & Wolff.

The earliest technical drawings are on cartridge paper in ink and pencil. These were often were tinted with delicate colour washes. In order to reproduce the Drawings for work around the Yard, a transparent medium was necessary.  Tracing Paper was used initially.

Linen Wax Paper replaced Tracing Paper for general office us. This Drafting Fabric was treated with a waxy substance to stiffen it. Thus rendering the surface fit for drawing in either ink or pencil.  Even to this day, these Engineering Drawings have a very distinctive smell.  This waxed fabric was found to be more durable and was able to withstand frequent alterations. Therefore it lasted better through the printing machines.  However, it was still susceptible to tearing.

These ink Engineering Drawings, Plans and Rigging Plans were prepared by Tracers, usually women, from the original draughtsmen’s pencil once all the details were finalised.  They were used for printing. From here they were distributed around the Yard for construction. Once they wore out another tracing might be made.

For more information :

If you have any questions about this item or any other product listed on this site, please contact us by email at sales@belfastmaritime.com or via our social media channels.

We aim to ship your purchase with 1 – 2 days from date of purchase depending on the delivery service.

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 18.5 cm

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