We are currently in the process of repairing twelve Climax's for the Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, the origins of which date back to 1777. The current chapel opened in 1857 and is still in use today with seating for a thousand.
Eight of the Climax's were set in to a mosaic floor so great care was needed in removing these, we also came across two pneumatic Invincible's.
The Climax's are we believe original to the building, the Parker, Winder and Achurch supplied Invincible's came later.
We are very sad to announce that over the Christmas holidays, Hope Chapel and the surrounding area has been subject to major floods. Here is a link to their own site: www.hope-baptist.org.uk
MFS offers our condolenses, if anyone reading this would like to offer support of any kind to the Chapel or wider community might we suggest contacting the above link?
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.