> Okay Willie, I got it. I went to the link - I
> remember it now - I have not read it, but I have
> seen it.....Thanks for the info. I wondered if
> Hill and Raven actually painted the Campbell
> logo....or if their names were there because they
> were with Vyse in some capacity - it was
> mentioned about their names being on the front
> slab there...... I did not know about the
> engineering and the sign painting abilities
> though, or if they had a local sign painter come
> in to do the job....lettering is a specialty. Just
> because one may be considered an "artist", does
> not mean they can letter or design a layout with
> text....engineering, one would design from a grid
> usually.....did they have grid paper back then, or
> did they draft their grids, like I had to do in
> the old days when I painted bigger signs????....I
> saw an old notebook the other day, it was grid
> paper - it was from I think 1850 or ??? heck I
> forget.....But did they have grid paper back in
> those days - the days of the Vyse and Egypt sagas?
> I see that they obviously used the red lines for a
> guide....Martin said those lines were leveling
> lines and I did see pics of that, but I wondered
> who created that diagram of the lines in the
> chambers (it was a rendering; scaled, but not
> signed, and I thought that to be weird to not be
> signed) ????? I am a builder, as you might
> remember...also I use to lay tile, brick, stone,
> block and my forte was monumental designs in
> architecture, my license was State Board
> California, I have a high level of education and
> expertise in the field - so I likewise have a
> keen interest when I see how others design, level
> and build or paint and such; I am not a novice at
> such things, especially ruins from diverse
> cultures. I have also won awards for restorations
> of vintage and historic structures....so I am
> really into it, one might say - how ever I am
> older and retired now, but I like to look and
> ponder...My mind starts thinking - stimulated
> mentally from visual data I suppose.....I think to
> myself, "Now how would I go about doing that?", or
> I look at some thing and try to figure out how it
> was done....
> Were any of those guys left handed? Wandering due
> to the style of strokes....
Hi Colette, AFAIK, Vyse instructed Raven and Hill, (who were employed by Vyse) to paint the inscription in C's Chamber. There's a list of inscriptions in 'Operations' (Vol. 2, IIRC) that lists this inscription. Judging from what I've read, etc. I would assume Hill did have the ability/talent to paint these letters, etc, and do so free-hand. Not sure if they had the grid paper then.
There are red and black lines in C's Chamber, and they were put there by the AE.....they could be 'leveling lines' and/or reference lines which were, most likely, for use in the construction of the Chamber.
I've also laid a few bricks in my day, Cheers!
Campbell's Chamber roof blocks are Tura Limestone until proven otherwise.
THE Cartouche in Campbell's Chamber IS Authentic, as are ALL other RC's Glyphs, until proven otherwise.
"This Forgery 'theory' has more holes than a sieve basket."
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