Jerrys Old Engines in South Africa

Cape Vintage Engine &
Machinery Society.
Archive of "Paraffinalia" - the newsletter.

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As of February 2008 - copies of
"Cape Vintage" newsletter the successor to "Paraffinalia"
are also archived here.

"Paraffinalia" was the newsletter sent out worldwide by Andy Selfe of the Cape Vintage Engine & Machinery Society from August 2000 until the last edition in early 2005.  Due to pressures of work Andy was no longer able to continue with "Parafinalia" and I've agreed to archive all the issues here.

There are 3 missing editions - (Paraffinalia 5,6 & 8) - if anyone has a copy please Email it to me for inclusion here.
UPDATE 9 th February 2011 - all missing editions were found and are now in the archive - well done Andy and Phil.


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Here's a description/explanation written by Andy Selfe:

The Cape Vintage Engine & Machinery Society was formed on the 5th June 1999 from a group of like-minded people interested in the preservation of old Stationary Engines and the equipment which they used to drive. The decision was taken immediately that there would be no rules and no subs. I was happy to become secretary, and soon after, started a newsletter. The name Paraffinalia came to mind after a while, and it stuck. Anybody who expressed a vague interest was enrolled into the Society, the only common factor was being on the mailing list for Paraffinalia! By issue 28, it was being e-mailed to about 500 people worldwide, and with the help of Philip, printed and posted to several people who did not have e-mail facilities. Within minutes of it being received by Paul Evans of Internal Fire Museum in Wales, it was added to his website, so ever more people got to see it.

The compilation of Paraffinalia was fun, it mostly wrote itself, being cobbled together by snippets sent in from all over the world. The sending out was not fun, even in batches of 30, also the rejections needed following up. Eventually it became too much for me to continue, and it lapsed. I received thousands of complimentary messages in that time, and with many of them, more snippets to add in. I am still receiving mails asking what has happened to it, have I taken so-and-so off the mailing list, or am I cross with them?

Then recently, Gordon Riley and Philip Gray-Taylor decided to start up the newsletter again, for which, many thanks!
Andy Selfe.    

Update 14th October 2007. (from Jerry Evans)

After discussions with Philip Gray Taylor I've agreed to also archive their new Cape Vintage Engine & Machinery Society newsletter on this site. The new newsletter is called "Cape Vintage Engine" and copies (converted to .pdf files) are listed in the 2nd column below.
To subscribe to this newsletter click here to send an Email to Philip Gray-Taylor.


Follow these links to read the archived copies.(Links will open in a new window).

Andy Selfe's "Paraffinalia" Archive
"Cape Vintage Engine" Archive (.pdf format)       
Parafinalia 1 - August 2000
Cape Vintage Engine 1 - February 2008       (234Kb)
Parafinalia 2 - August 2000
Cape Vintage Engine 2 - March 2008           (359Kb)
Parafinalia 3 - September 2000
Cape Vintage Engine 3 - April 2008             (264Kb)
Parafinalia 4 - October 2000
Cape Vintage Engine 4 - June 2008              (425Kb)
Parafinalia 5 - November 2000
Cape Vintage Engine 5 - July 2008               (600Kb)
Parafinalia 6 - January 2001 (.pdf)
Cape Vintage Engine 6 - August 2008          (374Kb)
Parafinalia 7 - February 2001
Cape Vintage Engine 7 - September 2008    (465Kb)
Parafinalia 8 - March 2001 (.pdf) Cape Vintage Engine 8 - November 2008    (678Kb)
Parafinalia 9 - April 2001
Cape Vintage Engine 9 - December 2008    (961Kb)
Parafinalia 10 - May/June 2001
Cape Vintage Engine 10 - January 2009    (470Kb)
Parafinalia 11 - July 2001
Cape Vintage Engine 11 - March 2009    (813Kb)
Parafinalia 12 - August 2001
Cape Vintage Engine12 - April  2009    (871Kb)
Parafinalia 13 - October 2001
Cape Vintage Engine13 - May  2009    (1139Kb)
Parafinalia 14 - October 2001
Cape Vintage Engine14 - July 2009    (1118Kb)
Parafinalia 15 - February 2002
Cape Vintage Engine15 - August  2009    (871Kb)
Parafinalia 16 - May 2002
Cape Vintage Engine16 - October  2009    (1202Kb)
Parafinalia 17 - July 2002
Cape Vintage Engine17 - December  2009    (1631Kb)
Parafinalia 18 - September 2002
Cape Vintage Engine18 - February 2010    (1308 Kb)
Parafinalia 19 - October 2002
Cape Vintage Engine19 - May 2010    (1416 Kb)
Parafinalia 20 - February 2003
Cape Vintage Engine20 - July 2010    (1527 Kb)
Parafinalia 21 - May 2003
Cape Vintage Engine21 - September 2010    (1527 Kb)
Parafinalia 22 - July 2003
Cape Vintage Engine22 - November 2010    (1527 Kb)
Parafinalia 23 - October 2003
Cape Vintage Engine23 - December 2010    (1085 Kb)
Parafinalia 24 - January 2004
Cape Vintage Engine24 - March 2011    (1425 Kb)
Parafinalia 25 - May 2004

Parafinalia 26 - August 2004

Parafinalia 27 - October 2004

Parafinalia 28 - Early 2005

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