view some 'Parwinac's' at Rutland Court in Hove after being contacted by Andy Payne from work-right.co.uk.
I was informed that the flats were built in 1934 by The Norwich Union for rental purposes but are now all privately owned.
On arrival I was surprised to find the 'Parwinacs' were not floor springs, they are an in heel door spring/spring pivot, similar to what I know as a Bommer, possibly supplied by Parker, Winder & Achurch.
There were floor springs (not working correctly) at the main entrance branded as Parwinac's (Parker, Winder & Achurch) however as can be seen from the pictures these are in fact Singlo's and Duplo's, a floor spring I have covered previously.
The problem with the 'Bommer's' were that the Fire Officer had identified a problem with them as they were not closing the corridor doors, were not centering and if opened far enough were holding the doors open at 90 plus degrees.
I have been asked to provide a quote to remove the doors, take apart the press fitted in shoe door springs, source and replace the tired springs, make them not hold open, possibly weld back together the housing, refit the spring to the door and then rehang the doors, without removing them from site.
It should also be noticed that the springs in the 'Bommer' are of an unusual flat surface design, possibly for getting more spring per inch, so to speak. I have only seen flat coil springs in Robert Adams designed floor springs previous to this.