DRAWN USING (INDIA) INK NO LESS!
I would like to know how G.L. felt about inking rivet detail after he completed this drawing? I know I would not care to draw another rivet any time soon. However, G.L. must have felt good about being able to achieve this high level of the Draftsmen’s craft in spite of the tedium of inking so many rivets. I suggest you click on the drawing image and zoom in to savor G.L.’s craftmanship.
It is obvious to me this high level of detail is not necessaryforthe definition of the part to be manufactured from the drawing; it is nice but not necessary. I believe it has more to do with “art” and the craftsman’s pride in his work. We have lost most of this in our “low-cost” and “utilitarian” approach to our work. Too bad.
P.S. “G.L.”‘s initials can be found in the lower right corner of the drawing.
Posted on December 14, 2011, in ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DRAFTSMAN, TRIVIA FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWING COLLECTION, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD HISTORY IN DRAWINGS, UNUSUAL DRAWINGS IN THE UPRR DRAWING COLLECTION and tagged ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DRAFTSMAN, TRIVIA FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWING COLLECTION, UNUSUAL DRAWINGS IN THE UPRR DRAWING COLLECTION. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.