Post by McCartneyIII on Aug 24, 2007 8:39:20 GMT -5
Ephgrave Lightweights Ltd.
Les Ephgrave initially learned the art of frame building before WWII from his first employer, Harry Rensch of Paris Rensch Cycles. He moved on from Paris to Claud Butler where again he was employed as a frame builder until 1948. At this point he decided to set up his own business Ephgrave Lightweights Ltd. at the Avertey Works in East London. It is thought that he had produced some frames of his own before this date, probably whilst at C Bs. He was helped in the setting up of the business by Rory O'Brien and in return he built O'Briens top-of-the-range models for him.
He was to produce high-quality frames with the emphasis on finely filed and decorative lugwork although in common with other builders at the time he produced some sif-bronze welded frames. As with all other frame builders in this period of austerity Les was having great difficulty in obtaining the materials with which to produce his frames. To make the welded frames more attractive to the dyed-in-the-wool buyers he decorated some of these frames with long pointed bi-laminated lugs with a curl on either side, a skill he would have learned at Paris and C B as they both produced frames using these methods. The welded frames had a 1¨û¡± top tube, a practice most builders followed.
Ummm...Marcelo...perhaps I'm missing something here. Are we supposed to see a death clue somewhere on the bicycles? I've tried to squint my eyes...cross them slightly...look through the pics...rotated my lappy 90 degrees, then 180...and I'm just not seeing anything PID-related here or in the story. I even visted that website and studied all of the pics...looked for Paul/Faul/Bill/Don Knotts, etc., in the group pic as well...
LOL! Perhaps this thread belongs on the "It Came From The Web" board?
Post by McCartneyIII on Aug 29, 2007 8:21:47 GMT -5
See this Larry
Joe Ephgrave is a visual artist who designed The Beatles' drumskin placed at the center of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. The cover itself was designed by Peter Blake and Paul McCartney. But there has been some speculation that Joe Ephgrave does not exist. It is believed that his name 'Ephgrave' is a shortened version of 'Ephitaph-grave', another element hinting toward the whole 'Paul is dead scandal'.
He was to produce high-quality frames with the emphasis on finely filed and decorative lugwork
Maybe the drum design by Ephgrave is a referece to this man.
there has been some speculation that Joe Ephgrave does not exist. It is believed that his name 'Ephgrave' is a shortened version of 'Ephitaph-grave', another element hinting toward the whole 'Paul is dead scandal'.
He did exist, there's a short piece about him here.
Oct 10, 2013 11:34:23 GMT -5
KnightBus: What exactly, in your opinion, makes that channel great?
Nov 14, 2013 18:23:26 GMT -5
Illuminati Headquarters: I guess we pretty much won. Extra bonus payment for everyone.
Apr 28, 2014 21:25:47 GMT -5
chantal: HELP! I distinctly remember seeing an animated GIF in someone's signature, of Paul saying "stupid". I'd like to nick that one for my Beatles GIFs Pinterest board. Where can I find it?
Mar 28, 2015 13:13:08 GMT -5
KnightBus: Was it dakudos avatar?
Oct 21, 2016 23:40:22 GMT -5
aieahaole48: LOVE YOUR HUMOR RE THE PAUL/'FAUL' ISSUE! First time I've laughed out loud since I was widowed in 2012. YES, the pic of Paul with the black woman was from '66, during the Beatles U.S. tour - she was one of the Ronettes, one of the opening acts.
Jan 20, 2017 0:59:12 GMT -5
KnightBus: A humble shout to all those of you who've been in the funhouse and to those who were. I really appreciate all the picture hunting and research you've done and you as a great community, also on various groups on Facebook.
Mar 5, 2017 5:25:39 GMT -5
nowhereman1: Is anybody up in this?
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KnightBus: Yeah! Stopping by every once in a while.
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