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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Medieval Mason's Marks The End of Boxed Furniture


Gone are the days where quality furniture was carved out of one piece of solid wood, or a swivel office chair was already put together, included in the price of course.That must be by I adore the architectural and structural forms of archaeology, whereas things were just built better, and meant to last.

Mason’s Marks refer to marks made on the blocks of walling stone and on moulded stone as part of the construction process, and have been in use for centuries. Academics studying the use of the marks at the University of Warwick claim self-assembly furniture manufacturers could learn a lot from the ancient system and save thousands of pounds in production costs.

The marks are a sophisticated series of symbols which operated outside literacy and enabled instructions to be transferred between the designers and the constructors of buildings across the building world . The system is universal and different versions of Masons’ Marks have been found in use at various sites across the world, over a 4,000 year period.

Read and Watch the Video about the Mason Marks  and the end of Flat Pack Furniture@PhysOrg

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6 Comments:

jo oliver said...

I am going to pass this one on to the hubby...he is fascinated with anything FM.

article said...

Many people are really fascinated and some obsessed with freemasonry and that includes works of art and furniture marks as well. For those people who wants to bring home the medieval feel into their abode. Some people collects swords and to those who couldn't splurge much on the decors , some swords replicas also have fine intricate designs that doesn't have the replica feel. medieval weapon

Selina said...

I don't know if im doing something wrong here. I wanted to ask you if you heard about cloud people and what's your opinion on some videos i found so i tried to search your blog before that to see if you have any article about it. But searching your blog for "cloud people" brought me to this article. Description says " The Chachapoyas, also called the Warriors of the Clouds..." , but link leads here :( .

The Ancient Digger said...

@Selena

I'm not sure why it's doing that, although I do remember I posted a video on the cloud people in the sidebar as a featured video. For some reason, the search is pulling that information. Sorry about that.

This is the link to the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-QE49w_wgM

Selina said...

Ah ok tnx :) . Yes i watched that video and im trying to find one i was watching before saying how evidences about them can be seen on four continents, and if they were actually celts or some separate culture. It seems it got deleted from youtube though.

The Ancient Digger said...

@Selena

I'm about 95% sure they weren't Celts. In fact, the Chachapoya were one of many South American pre-Columbian civilizations, ruling the northeastern Peru's Andean mountaintops until their conquest by the Inca around 1475.

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