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Maginot mapsEdit

I've noticed that you have uploaded a lot of maps of the Maginot Line from cartomaginot.com. While cartomaginot uses a Creative Commons license, it's a no-commercial-use license, which isn't compatible with the Commons CC-by-SA, which permits any use, provided attribution is given. Please review the license at cartomaginot.com and compare it with Commons:Licensing#Acceptable licenses. The Commons liscense states that "commercial use must be allowed. The cartomaginot copyright specifically forbids commercial use.

I mention all this because I'm writing a series of articles on the English Wikipedia about Maginot fortifications and almost used the maps until I looked at the source. They would not be usable on the English Wikipedia, which has less stringent rules than Commons, so I don't think they can remain on Commons. You may wish to ask a Commons administrator for advice. Acroterion (talk) 04:30, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

see my explanations at User talk:Acroterion#Maginot Maps

Créer une autre version de File:Éléments chevalement.svgEdit

Salut j’ai vu que tu es l’importateur de ce fichier File:Éléments chevalement.svg, peux-tu réimporté une version sans les légendes de ce schema sous le titre File:Winding tower void schema.svg ? Ainsi les autres projets pourront la légender facilement dans leurs langues et je pourrais utiliser le nouveau fichiers comme planche illustrative sur le Wiktionnaire dans le thésaurus. Merci beaucoup d’agréer à ma requête ;-) . V!v£ l@ Rosière /Murmurer…/ 21:53, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done Il ne te reste plus qu'à traduire en anglais les termes, si tu le souhaites. Je peux compléter avec d'autres indications si tu veux (pont roulant, éléments constitutifs du puits, ...) Borvan53 (talk) 22:04, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Oups excuse-moi de la réponse tardive, c'est la rentrée universitaire du coup j'ai couru un peu dans tous les sens. Merci beaucoup, c'est nickel ! Cette planche me va déjà très bien. Mais je ne refuse absolument pas une planche plus complète si ça ne t'ennuies pas évidemment, ainsi ça fera plus de lexiques techniques illustrés sur le Wiktionnaire. Je m'occuperais de tout ça en octobre. Merci beaucoup en tout cas. V!v£ l@ Rosière /Murmurer…/ 14:46, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

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Merci, je prends ça comme une reconnaissance de mon travail sur commonsSmile Borvan53 (talk) 21:44, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

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File:Lower bell Blast furnace Völklingen Ironworks.JPGEdit

Helo! Please, look on this foto File:Lower bell Blast furnace Völklingen Ironworks.JPG. Are you sure that the bell showed on it is a "small bell" as you have wrote in the description of the foto. As I understend a lower bell should to be a big bell but not small bell. Blast furnace chip worker (talk) 21:38, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Up to this bell, there is another bell, which is pictured in File:Upper bell Blast furnace Völklingen Ironworks 2.JPG (in this picture, the upper bell is only 15 cm high and I took the picture through this small opening, but the upper bell can be lifted to 2 meters high, please look at here). And it seems that the lower bell is smaller than the upper one, isn't it?
I don't have any cross section or information about that design Völklingen BF top. Do you have something? It will be welcome to check that point! Borvan53 (talk) 19:36, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
I am no great expert on late 19th century blast furnaces. The bell was used to close the top of a furnace, except when it was being charged. This had the effect of directing the hot waste gases into a Cowper stove, a form of heat exchanger, so that the blast into the furnace could be heated. Opening a single bell had the effect of directing the whole blast into the open furnace. A number of systems were apprently devised to deal with this. One with two bells would solve the problem: skips with the charge were hauled to the top of the furnace and tipped into a hopper; then the upper bell was lowered dropping the charge inot the space between, while a lower bell kept the furnace gas-tight; finally then the upper bell being raised (closing it) and the lower one opened, so that the charge entered the furnace proper. (based on line drawings in G. Reginald Bashford, The manufacture of Iron and Steel: 1. Iron production (3rd edition, Chapman & Hall, London 1964), pp 21-31. I would be surprised at the upper opening being as small as 15 cm. The book just cited refers to diamenters for the bell - the lower bell of 13-15 feet (foot = about 30 cm). One system illustrated had an upper bell descending 2.5 feet, and I measure its diameter as double that. Unfortunately, I do not read German and the article cited by Borvan would not transalate. Nevertheless, a newspaper is far from an ideal source. The system at Völklingen does not seem quite like any of the illustrations I am looking at, but the upper bell was clearly smaller than the lower one. 94.171.107.65 16:18, 21 July 2013 (UTC) -- Peterkingiron of English WP
Please only look the picture on the newspaper, and don't read the german text. You will notice that the bell-tops of Volkingen Ironworks are not from Arthur Glenn McKee (I have written the article), but have a very different design. And the lower bell is the smaller because its role is the same than the upper bell of a McKee top. You can also read the book Blast-furnace construction in America to have more details on late 19th / early 20 th century blast furnaces. Borvan53 (talk) 16:32, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

De re metallicaEdit

Thank you for your uploads of these amazing 1500s engineering drawings/artworks. Do we have all of them? And is it possible to get best quality? I would like to try to get one to FP on EN-wiki. Probably the smelting one (for EV) or perhaps the underground burning one (or another) just because of sheer coolness.

TCO (talk) 17:16, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Shame on me!!! I cannot remember the url of the place I have uploaded these pictures (it was a thesis published on-line). I only remember that I uploaded them only because of their rather good quality. I also remember that the site do not publish other good quality pictures of Agricola. Borvan53 (talk) 20:07, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
See here: [1] TCO (talk) 21:05, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Vive la FranceEdit

Hi. Since, you are French, any chance you can get a high res upload of the Moissan picture or his cell illustration? I would like to take one or the other through FP.

See here: [2]

TCO (talk) 21:19, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Nice title! Smile
Good quality is difficult to define. You can get some poor pictures here, on wikisource (there are many, but it seems that you have ever looked there), try also a pictures search engine like this. About higher res pictures, I found this one and this (click next picture). Some portraits can be found there. But I am unable to provide you FP for Moissan's cell. I think the only way is to go to La Sorbonne, and take a shot! Borvan53 (talk) 18:25, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

I actually have what I need (for articles) in terms of having useful images. I am interested in getting something FP-worthy because the subject deserves it and also because I think it is beneficial to Wiki to see some different sorts of subjects and image types. Appreciate all your links. I really lack the ability to take it further myself though. I don't mind paying for an image, either. Just the one you showed is his electric arc furnace so off my topic.TCO (talk) 20:56, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

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  • Your authority should be "Basforth, G. Reginald" not as set out. 94.171.107.65 16:21, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Borvan53 (talk) 09:07, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

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Please have another look to the latest version. I edited your image a bit with Gimp. You can revert it, if you are not happy with the result. Regards, --Ivar (talk) 18:59, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

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Lisbon is in Portugal (and the capital) and not in Spain! Thank you. Tm (talk) 16:00, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Sorry Face-blush.svg Borvan53 (talk) 17:32, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Dont worry, everyone can and will make mistakes. ;) Tm (talk) 20:49, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

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