Engine turning

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(Fine Arts) a method of ornamentation by means of a rose engine.
- J. Whitworth.

See also: Engine

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From this aspect they reminded him more than anything else of colossal snowshoes; they had a curious patterning in black and white, in forms that reminded him of the engine-turned cover of a watch.
We look into the glittering windows of the jewellers' shops; and I show Sophy which of the diamond-eyed serpents, coiled up on white satin rising grounds, I would give her if I could afford it; and Sophy shows me which of the gold watches that are capped and jewelled and engine-turned, and possessed of the horizontal lever- escape-movement, and all sorts of things, she would buy for me if she could afford it; and we pick out the spoons and forks, fish-slices, butter-knives, and sugar-tongs, we should both prefer if we could both afford it; and really we go away as if we had got them
Under the offset sapphire disc, an engine-turned hobnail pattern decorates the dial - overarched by the semi-circular scale of the retrograde dates.
e brilliant blue translu cent enamel covers an engine-turned ground in a e brilliant blue translu cent enamel covers an engine-turned ground in a technique known as guilloche.
The interior has alloy pedals and engine-turned aluminium trim on the dashboard and centre console.
We manufactured hot stamping foils and my group was asked to develop an engine-turned finish for the dashboard of the Pontiac Firebird manufactured in the late 1970s.
The case, in platinum or yellow gold, holds an engine-turned regulator dial, also made in gold.
Left: An oblong silver engine-turned snuff box made in Birmingham in 1931.
Unique bright finish shift lever with engraved limited production engine-turned number plate on a custom shifter handle including owner's name and a distinct limited edition serial number
The interior has Bentley's Mulliner Driving Specification package and features alloy pedals and engine-turned aluminium trim on the dashboard and the centre console.
The electroplated jug with the engine-turned decoration has a small silver plaque rubbed into it - a method that was used for both electroplated wares and Sheffield Plate to allow purchasers to have their initials engraved without the base metal showing through.
The interior has Bentley's Mulliner Driving Specification package and includes alloy pedals and engine-turned aluminium trim on the dashboard and the centre console.