Re: OT: Machinist Schools

Chuck Lippmeier

I stand corrected. I hadn't read any of the Gazettes because I thought they
would all be fiction following the theme of the book series. While reading
the books I became interested in the non-fiction history and decided to stop
reading the fiction in order to not get them mixed up. I looked up the
Gazettes and the piece you refer to is in Volume 13.
Thank you the information about the non-fiction articles in the Gazette
Chuck Lippmeier

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On Behalf Of Gregg Eshelman
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: [southbendlathe] OT: Machinist Schools

Each issue has several *non fiction* articles on various topics, but usually
on different aspects of the world as it was in the last 1600's.

On 10/26/2013 5:28 PM, Chuck Lippmeier wrote:

The Grantville Gazette is historical fiction following on Eric Flints
series of books that proposes a spectacular phenomenon that transports
a town of modern day West Virginians back into the 1630s Germany, the
thirty years war. This with modern hunting rifles, modern attitudes,
pick-up trucks and the high school library. This is hardly an
authoritative study of the guild system, though Eric Flint has done a
remarkable with getting the point across as to what it must have been
like back then. I'm a real fan of the entire series but it is fiction
after all.

Chuck Lippmeier

[] *On Behalf Of *Gregg Eshelman
*Sent:* Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:07 PM
*Subject:* Re: [southbendlathe] OT: Machinist Schools

Could tell the young man that the situation could be worse. Could be
like the guilds centuries ago in Europe where apprentices were
forbidden marriage, journeymen were required to get married and there
were few ways to be master of your own shop. Typically either the
guild masters had to agree to allow a new shop to open or an
apprentice would spend many years in that position waiting for a
master to die so he could take over the shop, by marrying the master's
widow - but of course only with the approval of the rest of the guild

(There's several well researched articles on the 17th century guild
system in the "Grantville Gazette" published by Baen Books.)


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