The left and right single action 'Victors' were from a converted Chapel that is now a superb family home deserved of its own blog entry. Therefore I will blog about the site I found them in the future.
From the series of patent applications you can see that this particular model floor spring was patented in July of 1891.
Although very well made the 'Victors' were in urgent need of repair and service, there was quite a bit of wear in both the pivot area and the connecting arm that compressed the spring. This I made up with weld and then reground the parts to remove the wear.
I also added weld to the pin where it connects to the shoe regrinding it square again and also welded the cracked cast iron case on one of the closers.
Interestingly the seal in the piston body was made of leather and was, even after a hundred years, perfectly servicable.
Below is the same cover plate I found on the internet with a little less wear, as can be seen the sun rays are more visible around the word London.