Today we have attended site to remove this unusually large Climax, physically the largest I have yet come across (circa 1850). The patent I have shown elsewhere on the site shows a patent date of 1892 but I believe they were not patented until many years after their invention, certainly after the inventor died as can be seen on the patent.
More to follow...
Re-sprung and back in the ground for another...hundred years?
I have spoke about the 600 on many occasions previously but here is something we had not done before with one. We retro fitted the 600 to an old oak Church door at Seagrave Church, Leicestershire. The door had no control and was previously swinging back with some force, which was noisy and of course possibly dangerous.
As can be seen we cut a whole in the floor tiles and sand stone threshold and mounted the door via the shoe onto the 600. The weight of the door is still handled by the strap hinges and pintles, only the closing speed is handled by the 600.
Here is a link to our youtube channel showing it in action.
As there is so little information out there with regard to door closers, especially vintage and antique model floor springs, I thought I would start this blog.