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Studio: international art — 14.1898

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Cast-Iron Work

FIG. 2.—CAST-IRON FIREPLACE

DESIGNED BY C. R. ASHBEE

piece, grate, and fire apparatus in
such a way as to avoid all intro-
duction of wood or combustible mate-
rials, to be subject to ordinary daily
necessities, and at the same time be
something that was new and individual,
and that could not be easily reproduced
in a cheaper material. The Falkirk
Iron Company also wished me in carry-
ing out the designs to so devise them
that if possible the whole metal through-
out should be cast-iron, that therefore
there should be as little introduction
of hammered work as possible; this
with a view to making the objects more
easily saleable, as the economy in work
of this kind lies in the replicas. I de-
vised, therefore, as will be seen in some
of the illustrations, the expedient of
having alternative treatments, as in the
case of Nos. i, 2, 3, and 6, of ham-
mered copper and brass and applied
wrought-iron. In No. 3, for instance,
the hood can be in hammered copper,
or, as shown in the present illustration,
in cast-iron; in No. 1, on the other
hand, the hood is in embossed copper;

force of example that the mousme in her portrait
will often cling for support to a pillar or chair-
back, after the manner of our grandfathers,
although three-minute exposures were probably
never practised in Japan, and are certainly now
as obsolete there as elsewhere. The landscape
photographers have realised the strength of their
position in a country of beautiful line and light
and shade, somewhat monotonous in colour. In
matters of technique they are kept well abreast
of recent advances by the European journals and
the frequent meetings and exhibitions of their
own societies. M. R. Hill-Burton.

N EXPERIMENT IN CAST-
IRON WORK. BY C. R.
ASHBEE.

The accompanying illustrations re-
present the carrying out of an experiment in
cast-iron work undertaken for the Falkirk Iron
Company.

The problem set was how to treat the mantel-

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FIG. 3.—CAST-IRON FIREPLACE

DESIGNED BY C. R. ASHBEE
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