A few new arrivals

There has been a lot of coming and going at the workshop of late and I will try to bring this blog up to date over the coming weeks.
Here is three pictures of some ranges that arrived this week. A very nice 'Mrs Sam' type range manufactured by Dobbie Forbes Ltd, a Larbert with boiler by the same and a lovelly little "Nipper" stove from Lane & Girven.

Diamond stove in stock

I recently go this 'Diamond' stove in stock by the Columbian stove and iron works of Smith and Wellstod. It would be well at home in a boat, waggon or van. If you are interested in this stove do get in touch as it won't be around for long!


Here is a little "Nipper" that came in this week for restoration. It is having a new top plate and new flue box as well as the more general restoration work. The cream mottled enamel is in pretty good order and will be kept. This is a very nice example of a rare sought after stove and it was found at a car boot sale for £25 would you beleive! Don't forget O.J.Osborne & Co manufacture brand new "Nipper" stoves and they are available for £1500 in black lead finish. Enamelled finish is also available but please get in touch for a quote.

Patterns for replica fiddle rail standards

On the left here you can see an original fiddle rail standard from the back cabin stove of the working narrowboat 'Dane' dating from 1909. These rail standards were used on a huge number of working boats throughout the 19th and 20th century. On the right is the first split pattern turned from beech by Charlie Watts, a very talented Somerset based wood turner. These more to come and then we'll be into casting the first batches of these standards for our replica Guidwife and Larbert back cabin stoves. If you'd like to get in touch with Charlie please visit his website here; http://www.wattsturning.co.uk/

New workshop

Well we have finally begun the move to the new (much larger) workshop so thank you to all those who have been patient during this time. You can expect big changes to the website, services and products over the coming months with some exciting new developments like the manufacture of very high quality replica 'Nipper' stoves, 'Hostess' ranges and authentic Larbert and Guidwife 'Back cabin stoves'! I will post with more details on this as time goes on. All the best. Olly