We've had another busy week with 1 Georgian register grate, 1 Belle Portable, 1 Cottage range and 16 forged shutter closers being completed ready for delivery today. The grate and range are being supplied with a pair of matching bespoke Bath stone surrounds and they'll look great in their new home! The Belle Portable has been fully insulated internally to make it's installation into a Ploughman's living wagon that much safer. The shutter closers work on the principle of snail cam, or more accurately a scroll cam. The scroll catches onto a pintle driven into the window frame and as it is turned draws the shutter tighter in.
Here we have the grate from a pervious post having just got back from the blasters. The sheer amount of different cast parts on these early greats is amazing, often there are wrought bars and lugs and various rivets and square nuts holding it all together. I sometimes think it's a shame that once the grate is installed you don't get to see all the gubbins!
Here's a few bits and bobs being loaded up to take the blasters this afternoon. The register grate is cast by the Coalbrookdale company and is dated 27th May 1843. That is just one year after manufactured products had begun to be recorded by a standardised marking. It's a lovely grate with deep releif castings. The other item is a boiler by "Ideal Domestic". In its former life it single handedly heated a three story Victorian furniture shop in mid Wales. Both these items will be restored and up for sale in the next few months.