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Welcome to page 16 of our Memory Lane feature where you will find lots more exhibits from
the early days of the marquetry movement and the formation of our Society.

This month's contributor is Mark Kenyon. Mark sent us some very interesting information about a
marquetry kit with some wonderful history, now read on:

The following photos display a marquetry kit which was started by my grandfather approximately 30 - 40 years ago. 
When he died, the half finished kit was kept by my mother for 35 years,
who subsequently passed it to me two years ago. 

I recently vowed to finish the picture and whilst working on it I started wondering about just how old it was.
The photographs show the original box, the instruction sheet, the colour picture and the current work in progress.
My grandfather lived in Great Harwood near Blackburn, Lancashire. :

Atlas Marquetry Kit
Atlas 'Continental' Series Marquetry Picture Kit

Atlas Kit Design
The Line Drawing Design for the above Kit

Instruction Sheet
The Instruction Sheet for the above Kit

The design
The Design shown in Colour

Grandads Work
Grandad's work so far!

Thanks go to Mark Kenyon for his wonderful story. We hope Mark will send us
a photo of the completed picture when he has finished it.

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