|Cape Vintage Engine &
Archive of "Paraffinalia" - the newsletter.
As of February 2008 - copies of
"Cape Vintage" newsletter the successor to "Paraffinalia"
are also archived here.
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
There are 3 missing
editions - (Paraffinalia 5,6 & 8) - if anyone has a copy please
Email it to me
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!
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.
read the archived copies.(Links will open in a new window).
|Andy Selfe's "Paraffinalia"
||"Cape Vintage Engine" Archive
Vintage Engine 1
February 2008 (234Kb)
Vintage Engine 2
March 2008 (359Kb)
Vintage Engine 3
April 2008 (264Kb)
Vintage Engine 4
June 2008 (425Kb)
|Parafinalia 5 -
Vintage Engine 5
|Parafinalia 6 -
January 2001 (.pdf)
Vintage Engine 6
August 2008 (374Kb)
Vintage Engine 7
September 2008 (465Kb)
|Parafinalia 8 - March 2001 (.pdf)||Cape Vintage Engine 8 - November 2008 (678Kb)|
9 - April
||Cape Vintage Engine 9 - December 2008 (961Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine 10 - January 2009 (470Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine 11 - March 2009 (813Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine12 - April 2009 (871Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine13 - May 2009 (1139Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine14 - July 2009 (1118Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine15 - August 2009 (871Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine16 - October 2009 (1202Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine17 - December 2009 (1631Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine18 - February 2010 (1308 Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine19 - May 2010 (1416 Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine20 - July 2010 (1527 Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine21 - September 2010 (1527 Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine22 - November 2010 (1527 Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine23 - December 2010 (1085 Kb)|
||Cape Vintage Engine24 - March 2011 (1425 Kb)|
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