When the early airmail routes began offering seats for traveling passengers, they often included free meals or refreshments to tempt big-spenders away from traditional rail transport.Full meals were first served during the 1930s on china made by well-known companies like Wedgwood, Hall, Syracuse, Royal Doulton, and Homer Laughlin.These sets were designed to be lighter than household dinnerware, and often included the airline’s logo or name in their graphics.Besides these china place-settings, airlines required a variety of glassware, flatware, napkins, menus, and other food service items.The 'php' framework for the pages was expertly set up by Anthone Rome of Silver Marbles, Ltd. He is covering items made mostly during the period 1851-1951.This follows the period covered by most of the books on antiques that range up to about 1850.
In most British and Commonwealth regiments, variations in cap badges are normally made for:* Officers: usually three-dimensional in design with more expensive materials such as silver, enamel, gilt etc.* Senior Non-Commissioned Officers such as sergeants, or glengarry headdress Some regiments, mainly the infantry ones, maintain a blackened or subdued version of their cap badges as shiny brass cap badges may attract the enemy's (especially snipers') attention on the battlefield.the Second World War) when metals became strategic materials.Nowadays many cap badges in the British Army are made of a material called "stay-brite" plastic because it is cheap, flexible and does not require as much maintenance as the brass ones.This should enable it to be viewed with the variety of screen sizes now available despite the large amount of information on each page.An emphasis has also been given to ease of navigation. After a lifetime of working with industrial copper and copper alloys, Vin Callcut now working on domestic copper and brass.