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Trafalgar Square, London: Lanterns & Columns
Whitehall columns for security
St Catharine's College, Cambridge: Lamppost & Lantern
Downing Street, London: Columns
Victorian Cast Iron Lampposts & Pedestals
Royal Wolferton, Norfolk: Lanterns
Victorian Lanterns: Standard & Bespoke
Signage: Name Plates & Plaques
House Entrance, Garden Gates & Railings
Bespoke Cast Iron Work
Kenwood House Boundary Marker
Cast Iron Kerbing
Cast Iron Letter Boxes
Church Iron Gates, Railings, Lanterns.& Plaques
Church Floor Grilles [Heating]
Warboys Village, Cambridgeshire: Queen Victoria 1897 Jubilee
Warboys Village, Cambridgeshire: Millennium Project
Western Park Sheffield
St Ives, Cambridgeshire: Cattle Market Restoration
Refurbishment Projects
Cambridge Park & Town Benches
St Ives, Cambridgeshire: Oliver Cromwell Monument
Measteg Town Bridgend Wales
Drinking Fountain & Pump Supply
Cambridge City Victoria Bridge Restoration
28ft Colonial & Bandstand
Hanging Basket Columns
Police Lanterns
Finger Posts Directional Signs
Traffic.& Pedestrian Bollards
Lectern In Stainless Steel
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Western Park Sheffield

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Transvaal Memorial to fallen soldiers in many Victorian Wars over the British Empire

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  Repaired scrolls and lost sections of repousee leaves.   Jason punching repousee and annealing work to prevent cracking.  

  Table saw with finished new buds, leaves and new cast bronze scroll work.   Finished scroll work and buds  

When first asked to price this work we where a little perplexed to we would master repousee. Having a positive attitude we embraced the work with great enthusiasm which proved lacking and we soon discovered it was no substitute for the hard slog of learning the new skill.

Jason purchased the required Repousee' Tools which are much larger than jewelery tools and began to learn this new skill. Firstly Repousee means from the rear i.e; punch in reverse which takes some time to get ones mind set adjusted. The branch scroll Patterns were made in MDF for the bronze foundry to be cast in gunmetal as G1L as the foundry had no G1L so a small amount of lead added in the cast adds for more elasticity in the bends. The extra annealing was required to compensate. To replicate undamaged leaves was easy as we made a pattern off the undamaged piece, it was figuring out the pattern making required to reproduce the missing pieces and what they should look like. It was Trial and error until it was developed into a usable skill, with a little natural artistic flair Obviously we had no bench mark to price this work, but we put this down to experience as the price for the work for was as great as both our knowledge and skill at the time. Knowing all that we would not have missed this project even though it was a financial disaster. The waxing and installation of the monument the supporting posts was done on site by the main contractor.

New arch scrolls repousee leaves new
crown Fleur de leys Pattee' Cross in
cast bronze as the stigma in the York
rose

Half finished Memorial with relief
panels scrolls removed for restoration,
and fitting of scrolls and repousee

Finished rear side of the Memorial
showing the restored Lion head
mounted on the eternal flame base with
central collects to mount 2 x Union
Flag's below the side flames above top
rails all restoration by AJB

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