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Having Fun! / Re: I got a new cat: Tatiana!
« on: July 20, 2012, 11:00:51 PM »
Sorry for being gone for a long while! I would have completely missed this pleasant thread. Congrats on the new furry pal! I think that name is perfect, especially for a cat!

I'm a she, btw Sarushka ^^;  When I was little we had those little guns too! I always thought they were real when my neighbor fired them at me..... It has a tad bit of gun powder in it. They are called cap guns:

According to Cap guns have been around since 1886 and maybe before that, but in more of an American market, because after the Civil War, gun factories had too little demand for the guns they made, so they turned into toy manufacturing.

As quoted from:

"Lastly we come to the manufacture of cast iron cap pistols. The company catalog of 1859 lists "Fire Cracker Pistols". As the firm expanded in the mid-nineteenth century it produced more elaborate models. There were given names. There were also novelty pistols. In the 1890’s Stevens made a cap pistol shaped like a sea serpent with a cap-exploding jaw. Another had a monkey who, at the press of the trigger, banged a coconut down on the cap. These fine early pistols are collectors items today.

In later years Russell A. Frisbie (grandson of Russell) and Herman Lorentz designed toy pistols. A 1921 newspaper item states "Herman Lorentz of the J. & E. Stevens Co. has invented a new type cap pistol on which he has been granted a patent. The pistol differs from the ones that have been turned out by the Stevens Co., inasmuch as it is made of sheet metal and the parts are stamped out by a press. They are much neater in finish than the cast iron ones."

After 1928 the company devoted itself exclusively to the manufacture of cap pistols. For some years the factory prospered under the able direction of the late Russell A. Frisbie. At one time he stated he felt his masterpiece to be a repeating cap pistol in which the caps were fed through a slot in the hammer rather than through the fixed parts of the toy.

As late as 1940 the demand for cap pistols was so great it took six tons of metal a day to maintain the production of this single foundry, where one hundred men made them. However, with the onset of World War II the fires were cooled and the factory closed by the decision of Russell A. Frisbie, because of the government’s need for iron and labor difficulties experienced at the plant. The business was sold to Buckley Brothers, of New York, who continued to make cap pistols there until 1950."

Having Fun! / Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« on: January 16, 2012, 01:46:56 PM »
Lol Really?! That's awesome! I love Lackadaisy too!!!!!

Thanks Bless :)

Having Fun! / Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:40:24 PM »
Really?! Thank you so much!!!!

Having Fun! / Re: Help with Identification, Translations, Finding a Photo
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:20:58 PM »
This one?

... I just don't have them organized. ...

You're not the only one *sigh*.


OTMA, taken by Gilliard in Tsarskoe Selo after June 1917, if I'm not mistaking...

Having Fun! / Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:13:35 PM »
Whoops! Almost let this thread slip away! He's a oil sketch I did to practice colors XD

Sorry for the large size!!!!!

Before and After:

I was thinking of doing one of the others when I had free time.... Sorry that his face is warped too, I was going off of my tablet

P.S. Would this be allowed in the Romanov paintings thread?

The Wittlesbachs / Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« on: November 28, 2011, 12:09:18 AM »
Whelp I got somewhere until corrected. Good luck on finding out who it is.

The Wittlesbachs / Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« on: November 25, 2011, 02:33:40 PM »
Don't give up hope! He may not be Bavarian but we could debunk him! To me, his uniform looks US Civil War era, while it looks like he has a French Liberty cap

Having Fun! / Re: Book Writing!
« on: November 23, 2011, 05:07:56 PM »
Thank you all! I wish you the best of luck!

Having Fun! / Book Writing!
« on: November 22, 2011, 06:37:04 PM »
My Sister Fox and I are writing a book on Jack Phillips from the Titanic. Does anyone have writing or publishing pointers? Thanks!

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: alexey behaviour
« on: November 22, 2011, 06:33:09 PM »
I commonly chew the inside of my mouth too, in boredom or stress. And as for the slapping, the first time I saw that, I was so shocked that I bursted into some sort of pitiful laugh!

Having Fun! / Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »
Beautifully done Mandie!

Happy Birthday Alexei Nikolaievich!

Hey guys! My family just adopted a Springer Spaniel from a man that was going to shoot him. He's black and white, not liver, but he reminds me of Joy. Do you guys know Joys name in Russian? It started with a "D" but on Google translate it's a "C".

From this Letter:

Having Fun! / Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« on: August 03, 2011, 12:35:49 AM »
That's so gorgeous Alice! Beautiful concept!

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