Ironwork
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Restoration Heritage Cast Iron Pump
Chulmleigh, Devon

Client: Chulmleigh Parish Council

We were contacted to survey the Grade II listed Cast Iron pump which had suffered from a vehicle collision.  We completed our survey, recommending that the entire pump be removed to our workshop where we could shot blast back to the bare cast iron to assess the extent of the damage and give the pump a full overhaul to ensure its longevity.  The lantern was discovered to be in terrible condition and we advised a complete restoration to return it to its former glory.  In order to restore the lantern we sourced a replacement finial and re-created one of the rams head on the corner using the repousse technique.  We fashioned a new 'spout' for the pump from cast iron pipe. We had a section re-cast to replace the corner damaged by the collision. We colour matched the paint finish from samples and the pump was re-painted, details on the lantern were picked out in gold, and it was re-installed within a day. 

 

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