Posts & Columns

The firm produced a large range of cast metal posts, columns and guards.

The posts were designed specifically for rail and post systems popular at the time. There were 15 models (Nos. 445-459) in the range, with two main designs. The first (Models 445-450) was circular in profile and slightly tapering, with one to three rail holes (1⅜ to 2½ in. diameter) and ranging in height from 38in. to 55in. The second model (Nos. 452-455) was cross shaped in profile, again tapering, with two rail holes (1½in. to 2in. diameter) and ranging in height from 30in. to 50in.

 

Posts
Posts

The columns, typically used in framed buildings, were available in nine designs and with one exception (No. 461), could be manufactured to any height (presumably within reason). They ranged from the very ornate to the very plain, with the latter available in differing diameters. The firm were using columns on their elaborate conservatories from the late 1870s and their Cumberland Road factory has at least remaining one No. 432 column.

 

Columns
Columns

Occasionally found on the corner of industrial buildings, particularly at vehicle entrances, corner guards were commonly used to protect again damage by carts, lorries, trucks etc. The firm produced three designs (Nos. 463-265), although only one specifically as a corner guard (No. 463). Nos. 463 and 465 were only available in a one size (3ft. x 1ft. and 3ft 8in x 12½” respectively). No. 464 was available in two sizes, 2ft. 8in. x 1ft. 8in. and 2ft. 8in. x 1ft. 5in.

 

Post and Guard Posts