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  • Re: Shagreen Etui

    HI, I think that hinge top etuis in Britain had largely ceased to be made by about 1830 and wood cases had become more common, even for smaller sets. Etuis

    weymouthdavid 3 days ago
  • Re: Shagreen Etui

    Etui is just French for case, and shagreen derives from the French word chagrin and can refer to either a shark or ray skin leather (or in earlier times to

    collectingken 3 days ago
  • Re: Shagreen Etui

    The black fishskin/sharkskin cases were less expensive and most navigators sets were black sharkskin. Ray skin (shagreen) was used on better sets. From:

    dveret 4 days ago
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Welcome to everyone interested in drafting and drawing instruments, and/or related tools and materials.

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This group provides an open forum for people who collect and/or use these beautiful instruments. We're here to exchange information, history, techniques, news, and anecdotes on all aspects of the subject. While many members are collectors, anyone with an interest in the subject is welcome to participate. We are always interested in hearing from people who have used these instruments and materials in their careers.

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  • May 13, 2001
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