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 is the Carron Co hobgrate for the Shropshire property mid way through restoration. The grate is destined to be coupled with a black marble roundel surround and has two curved ribbed cast iron panels that sit on the hobs. It's a rare find and will look great once installed with a fire blazing. More on this in the next few weeks.