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Old printing blocks

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by SteveCMS

These are just a very small selection of old printing blocks we have in our offices. They are all kept in what appear to be bespoke drawers/cabinets. We have to be honest and say that we are only assuming that they were used for printing purposes. No-one who currently works here has ever known them to be used. You can see a selection of lever and door pull handles.

Can anyone shed any light on how these were used? Is there a museum anywhere that would be interested in looking at them?

One day, when we get time we will set up a heritage room featuring some of these sorts of things plus old products, old documents, old photographs showing how Kirkpatrick Ltd has evolved over 160 years to the position where it is now the only remaining UK manufacturer of traditional Black Antique Ironmongery.

The Lincoln Imp

Posted on: April 4th, 2016 by SteveCMS

On a recent visit to Lincoln we saw the original Lincoln Imp. This cross legged creature has graced the pages of our traditional ironmongery catalogues for many years. It is always classed as a bedroom door knocker because of its relatively small size compared with a front door knocker.

The Imp is located in the Angel Choir located at the East end of the building.