Archive for the Wrought Iron category

Our rolling mill is now on Instagram

If you are interested in what we are doing with wrought iron try following: rollingwroughtiron

April 2017

Try forging with the real thing – Sample packs of genuine wrought iron are now available

To help promote the use of genuine puddled wrought iron, we are putting together 20kg sample packs and selling them at for just £50 (approx $62.US). plus shipping. Each pack weighs 20kg (approx 44lbs) Contains approx 30-40 …

April 2017

The Natural History Museum Railing Restoration

We are currently restoring the boundary railings at the Grade I Listed Natural History Museum in London. The railings appear for the most part to be original, dating from the construction of the building in the …

March 2017

Ironwork should not just be black!

One of National Heritage Ironwork Group's (NHIG) goals is to educate those outside of the fields of conservation, who may have stewardship of historic ironwork, about the importance of proper treatment of decorative ironwork, including …

September 2016

Wrought Iron Technical & Specification Downloads

Whilst a commercial operation TOPP & Co. endeavours to provide both education and technical advice on historic ironwork in order to raise awareness and raise the standard of restoration and thereby preserve an important part of …

September 2016

What is Wrought Iron?

Wrought iron is actually a material, not a descriptive term for items made in iron. Wrought iron is the forgeable, ferrous material made until about the mid-twentieth century that has been replaced by modern mild …

September 2016

NHIG Heritage Ironwork Seminar – Ferrous Metals in Heritage Ironwork

NHIG have announced they will be holding a one day seminar on Friday 11th November 2016 at The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Topics to be discussed include - How iron is made Ferrous metals Repair Methods Price: £45 including lunch and all refreshments (£35 students). …

September 2016

Working with Genuine Puddled Wrought Iron

Puddled iron is a mixture of nearly pure iron with up to 5% siliceous (glassy) slags, which take the form of linear fibres - giving the metal its characteristic grain. Puddled iron is for the …

August 2016

Holland Park Kensington Entrance Gates – all that glitters is actually gold!

We have just re-installed the lovely gates on the entrance to Holland Park in Kensington. If you are passing them on a sunny day please have a pair of sunglasses handy because they have been gilded …

July 2016

Nicola Emmerson has co-published a scientific paper on corrosion rates of various wrought iron samples when coated with 5 different preparations

We cannot publish anything but the abstract, but she has made her email address available and if you want to question her about her findings, you can. The abstract, which raises some of the issues …

July 2016