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Tentage images

Postby RottenCad » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:40 pm

What ho!

I've been trawling through a fair number of online resources (British Museum, Bibliotheque National and others), and a few books as well; what I'm looking for is a provenance for the lattice-work ridge pole that adorns many recreation pavilion tents.

Guess what?

Can't find one (well, one, but it may equally be painted canvas) .

Does anyone have a "secret resource" for tent images to which they could point me?

Many thanks,

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Re: Tentage images

Postby PaulMurphy » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:26 am

Cad,
There used to be a great resource online on a Geocities account, but it has dropped out of existence. Fortunately, nothing on the web is ever truly dead - see /link removed/ instead for what seems to be a caches copy.
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Re: Tentage images

Postby Brother Ranulf » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:41 am

I checked that link and my computer successfully blocked a "Fragus Toolkit" hacking intrusion attempt from it , so be aware it could be harmful to your computer and your financial details. It also presents many foreign sources without comment, including all those "geteld" tents in English copies of foreign manuscripts (definitely not evidence for getelds in England), so as a "great resource online" it needs to be treated with extreme caution in more ways than one. :worried:


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Re: Tentage images

Postby PaulMurphy » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:33 pm

The request was for tent images, not verified images of tents in England, since there aren't many.

I'm sorry the suggested site seems to be infected - my systems filter such stuff before they get to my PC, so my anti-malware install detected nothing.


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Re: Tentage images

Postby RottenCad » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:38 pm

Thanks all ...

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Re: Tentage images

Postby Gockee » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:04 pm

Another image that might interest.

Woodcut showing images of 16th century English (probably) tents used in Ireland.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-r ... hey-leave/



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Re: Tentage images

Postby RottenCad » Sat May 21, 2011 6:42 am

Excellent response - thanks very much.

Based on the evidence available, then, I'll abandon the idea of the top-planked ridge, and work on an internal frame instead.

Paradoxically, even less evidence for how that works !!!

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Re: Tentage images

Postby Fox » Sun May 22, 2011 7:51 am

RottenCad wrote:I'll abandon the idea of the top-planked ridge, and work on an internal frame instead.

A what instead of a what?



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Re: Tentage images

Postby RottenCad » Sun May 22, 2011 6:22 pm

Fox: Top-planked ridge - the external tent ridge-pole, made from a latticed plank of wood. (Cf original post - do keep up, dear boy! :wink: ); Internal frame - standard framing for internal tent structure.

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Re: Tentage images

Postby Fox » Sun May 22, 2011 9:40 pm

It's not entirely clear to me what you were talking about in talking about in the first post, and I'm still not any clearer.



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Re: Tentage images

Postby RottenCad » Thu May 26, 2011 1:21 pm

Thanks everyone, there are some really useful images here.

Just to clarify, I was originally intrigued by some tents I had seen where the ridge pole along the top of the tent seemed to be formed by a plank running between the uprights.

Sort of something like this:

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and I'm pretty happy not to have found any documented images so far.

Thanks again,

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Re: Tentage images

Postby Fox » Thu May 26, 2011 3:46 pm

Oh. Those.



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Re: Tentage images

Postby Colin Middleton » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:44 pm

Hi Cad,

Is this what you mean by a attice-work ridge pole?

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