Large Victorian Metal Frame Industrial Shelving Unit/Shelf/Pigeon Hole – 5 Shelf Edition
Large Victorian vintage metal frame industrial shelving unit/shelf/pigeon hole. This is a large practical statement storage unit with five large shelf units each sub divided into 4/5 storage sections. A few weeks ago we heard about a derelict brickworks outside Hull that was being cleared. The works had been producing bricks for over two hundred years although it sadly stopped production in the 1970’s. The yard was left untouched for over 50 years and fell into a pretty grim state. Fortunately the original turn of the century maintenance shed had been sealed up and was untouched. The shed housed an extraordinary batch of industrial pigeon hole storage units that were used to house the spare parts for the steam engine that powered the site. We have a number of very original and untouched turn of the century pigeon hole units plus a few extra finds including some bearings, lights and even some brick moulds. These are very rare and make great storage. The last of our industrial heritage. We have left a couple in the original state and we have also had several of these sandblasted and lacquered as special editions, we rather like the finish and the contrast between the raw steel and the stunning heavy pine shelves. We have steam cleaned and jet washed the shelves so they are clean and practical to use but retain the 100 years of characterful patina. We love the original green paint and the original untouched stencilled numbers. A fantastic industrial statement piece that oozes character, perfect for a large bold living room, kitchen or perhaps a contemporary children’s playroom or bedroom. Snap up the last of Britain’s industrial heritage, we have written up the detailed history in our website journal.
Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.