The double leaf Victorian gate was damaged by a reversing vehicle. One leaf was smahsed beyond repair and the broken parts subsequently stolen, and the other leaf suffered damage on the hinged side and multiple other small cracks and breakages. The upshot is that we had no full gate leaf to work from and there were some gaps.
Working from old photographs and using the natural repetitions in the original patterns we managed to work out what was missing and, using as much original material as possible, set in new patterns.
The metal to make the repairs and replacement gate leaf that was destroyed, was first heated in our cupula furnace, burning coked coal to carbonise the material as much as possible, and also ensure that manufacturning practices followed reflected those carriaed out when the gates were new. This heated the nolten iron to 1300 degrees celcius.
We then transferred the melt to one of our inductotherm electric furnaces and took the melt to 1500 degrees celcius to ensure the complicated patterns poured fast, clean, and with efficiency.
We used 100% recycled iron for this work