Coalbrookdale hob register grate 1843

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!

Newly aquired

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.