Last year we provided some extra large brass wood screws for restoration work on the domed roof of the Sydney Observatory.

Working closely with Tim Morris the Senior Conservator at The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney we were able to supply a substantial quantity of extra large brass wood screws that were unavailable anywhere else. A year later Tim wrote:

"Please find attached images of restoration work to the Observatory Dome which could not have been completed without your supply of screws. We knew we had a problem when we were finding that screws from an earlier restoration were failing and falling out.

We had the Dome lifted then removed the outer weather cowling to access the laminated timber beam and cast iron bearing caps to find that the screws used to secure the beams and the bearing caps were loose, bent or were missing.

Once we had levelled the Dome and the beam, we removed the original screws and the loose screws section by section. After redowelling the stripped holes the beam sections could be secured once more with correct, vintage grade replacement screws."

Many thanks
Tim Morris

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“Sympathetic Restoration of a Summer House”

18th Century Bureau Bed

18thC Dolland Telescope – Museum Quality

1908 German Piano

1911 Chappell Grand Piano

1930 Lagonda 2 Ltr

1930’s Boat (One of the Dunkirk Little Ships)

1930’s Riley Falcon

1930’s Yacht designed by Charles Kingsley

1931 Armstrong Siddeley Tourer with Dickey Seat

1934 Austin Seven

1935 Armstrong Siddeley

1935 Show Winning Van Fitted Out as a Mobile Hardware Store

1936 Alvis Speed 25 Cross & Ellis Tourer

1937 Armstrong Siddeley 14

1937 Riley 6 Saloon

1938 DH Hornet Moth Airplane

1939 Bedford MW 15cwt Military Truck

1940’s Armstrong Siddeley

1946 Atkinson Flat Bed Lorry

1948 Bentley

1948 BUSMAR sidecar on a BSA B33 500cc Single

1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Coachbuilt by Freestone and Webb

1959 Mini

1961 Jaguar E Type DHC

A GWR station platform bench

A mid Victorian Apothecary Box

A Stow Chest from RMS Mauretania

A VW Beetle Custom Interior

Accordion restoration

An Early Frick Sawmill

Antique Firearms

Arts and Crafts property in Glasgow with connections to Mackintosh

Bardwell Windmill


Burwell Museum and Windmill

Charlwood Windmill

Chrome Plated Screws used on Period Gauges for tank levels on an early restored Central Heating System.

Church Clocks

Church Organs

Classic Gun Cases – Holland & Holland – Churchill – Purdey

Coin operated Phonographs

Contemporary Stained-Glass Window Designs and Displays

Danish Custom-Built Furniture


Film & TV Set Designers

Grade II Listed Buildings

Gun Engraver using screw heads as samples of works

Industrial Museums

Ipswich Transport Museum – Restoration of an 1880 Horse Drawn Tram

Lakin Waltzer undergoing complete restoration at top fairground ride restorers - Littleboys in Wakefield

MG TF In Canada

MGA In Canada

Model Railways, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – plus others

Ockley Windmill

Old Threshing Machines (one in Southampton, one in Estonia)

Pair of Vintage Concertinas

Pine Panelling on Scandinavian Wooden Houses

Portobello Tower In Edinburgh

Railway Clocks

Refurbishment and Replicas of Military Ammunition Cases

Refurbishment of Rifle Transit Chest

Replica armaments for WWI biplanes used in film industry

Replica of an 1810 Six Pounder (Cannon)

Restoration of a 1917 WWI Albion Steam Lorry

Restoration of a Falling Plate Camera from the early part of C20th (circa 1920)

Restoration of a Victorian Town House in Glasgow

Restoration of an Engineers Chest

Restoration of early 20th C Hall Stand

Restoration of Old Golf Clubs

Restoration of Victorian Window Shutters

Scale model of Donald Campbell’s water speed record breaking ‘BLUEBIRD’ from 1958

Screws for RED SPECIAL replica of Brian May’s guitar

Seat trim on a Duple Coach

Shepherds Huts built to original specification

Stationary Engine Fixings

Sympathetic finishing of Arts & Crafts Property in Kent (and similar property in Fulham)

The Last Ever Brighton Tram (Affectionately Known as Number 53!)

Top London Ceramics Designer

Transport Museums

Victorian Bed

Vintage audio dealer and restorer in Korea restoring Concert grade Tannoys

Vintage Drums

Vintage Guitars

Vintage Pond Yachts

Vox 30 Amp originally requested by Hank Marvin to replace the Vox 15. Also used by Status Quo, this one being restored by a renowned session guitarist who has played with an impressive selection of superstars

Well known Snooker Player Restoring Antiques