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BS Bronze Greens
Jan 9th, 2016 | | Aesthetics | History | 8 Comments

Bronze Green

Geffrye Museum - Bronze Green door and Lead Colour balustrade The biggest problem with the naming of colour is the inevitable one of interpretation. Few more so than ‘Bronze Green’, which to some will conjure up...

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Scottish Provident Building - Gates
Apr 3rd, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

Scottish Provident Building, London

The Scottish Provident Building The Scottish Provident Building, 1-6 Lombard Street, in London, was designed by the architect William Curtis Green in 1912. I was asked to examine the curved gates on the corner...

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Painting of Buildings 1946 edn
Nov 26th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Painting of Buildings – HMSO 1946 (3)

Part I - The General Nature of Paints Towards the end of 1941 the Minister of Works established a series of committees to investigate and report on the problems likely to be faced in post-war building. ‘The...

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Georgian Group - Fitzroy Square
Dec 29th, 2011 | | Aesthetics | History | 25 Comments

Painting of Georgian Buildings

In 1950 the Georgian Group issued the above sheet offering advice to householders on the external painting of Georgian buildings. The suggestion was that, in spite of continued post-war shortages, there would be a...

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Samples of Concrete Paint produced by Thomas Parsons & Sons in the 1930s
May 22nd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (7) – Concrete Paint

Concrete Paint Samples A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts...

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Thomas Parsons' Longfield Greens
May 8th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (3) – Permanent Greens

Longfield Permanent Greens A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for a...

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Sulby Park Door - Patrick Baty carried out the paint analysis of this Soane-designed complex of buildings
Dec 28th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Sulby Park Farm, Northamptonshire

In 1792 Rene Payne of Welford employed Sir John Soane to design a house on land in the Parish of Sulby. The house, built in the Palladian style in 1793-95, was of two storeys with basement and attics. In 1810,...

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Patrick Baty has carried out an analysis of the paint on the exteriors of many of the buildings on this site in order to learn about its wartime appearance
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

RAF Bicester

RAF Bicester was established in 1918. From 1918-1920 it was a three squadron training depot. It was closed from March 1920-January 1928 before becoming a one squadron bomber station. From 1939 until 1944 it...

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Over the years Patrick Baty has helped with paint colour and technical matters
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Penrice Castle, Gower

The present Penrice Castle was built in the 1770s by the neo-classical architect Anthony Keck for Thomas Mansel Talbot of Margam and Penrice. It is Grade I listed and one of the finest country houses in...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the early interiors
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Hospital was designed by Theodore Jacobsen with possible influence from Roger Morris and the 9th Earl of Pembroke. The interiors were predictably plain and austere, except for the administration and...

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