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For an old fashioned approach to the 2000 year old art of sign writing. Each project is carried out with enamel paints or oil enamelled paints. We also use dead flat oil or masonry paints for a variety of internal or external wall finishes.

We can set out and hand letter -
Clock faces
Weather vanes
Classical vehicles
Traction engines
Steam engines
Motor cycles
Barges and boats!

There is no limit.

We can also supply engraved brass name plates or plaques infilled with colours to suit your corporate company colours.

Coats of Arms can also be fully restored to their former glory at Town Hall, Town Council buildings or Historical properties.

23 carat gold leaf is used on a variety of bases, including internal or external signage or 'glass gilding' as shown here. This is a complex procedure where the lettering is done from the reverse side of the glass over a few separate visits.

Entrance gates to large residences can also be finished in gold leaf to give the full effect to compliment the building they are leading to.

Gold leaf can also be added to enhance grave stones engraved detailing.

Alternative methods of gold enamel can also be used although will not shine in the same way as actual gold leaf. Samples of all items can be shown on any site visit or please browse the images below for an idea of the finished product.

 

Completed new dial, two more also completed at works prior to fitters re siting these on site back at Wimbledon before the games commence mid June 2014. (All of these subcontracted to world renowned clock makers).
Wimbledon
Showing original collected clock face from Wimbledon Tennis Court, London, last done in 1890.
Wimbledon
Showing newly made dial, of which there are 3, being part set out before adding the gold leaf.
Wimbledon
To set out and hand lettering the "Skinners School" clock dial, Tunbridge Wells, subcontracting to renowned clock makers.
Skinners School
This and below. Set out and hand lettering in RAL colour reference enamels to A new Tesco branch in Hampshire
Tesco Hampshire
This and above. Set out and hand lettering in RAL colour reference enamels to a new Tesco branch in Hampshire
Tesco Hampshire
This image and the one below shows the New Incumbents board made and hand written on parchment paper to match in with another board currently fitted inside the church, dating back over 200 years
Abergavenny Arms
This image and the one above shows the New Incumbents board made and hand written on parchment paper to match in with another board currently fitted inside the church, dating back over 200 years
Abergavenny Arms
We are proud again to produce and letter the shop for G.Collins & Sons, newly opened in Royal Tunbridge Wells, November 2013, to run alongside his current renowned premises opposite
Abergavenny Arms

This and the image below - Setting out and hand gilding in 24 carat English gold leaf to four 10.5' diameter clock dials, 120' high at Croydon Town Hall
Abergavenny Arms

This and the image above - Setting out and hand gilding in 24 carat English gold leaf to four 10.5' diameter clock dials, 120' high at Croydon Town Hall
Abergavenny Arms

Close up of reverse lettered 23 carat glass gilded with loose gold leaf for Harry Collins of G.Collins & Sons, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Crown Jeweller, until he retired from this position in 2012. Mr Collins remains the Queen's Personal Jeweller.
Abergavenny Arms

Reverse lettered glass gilding to front and side glass panels. Fascia, side sign and swing sign panels all made to fit each space and set out and hand lettered with 23 carat transfer gold leaf.
G. Collins were Crown Jewellers until 2012 however Mr Collins remains the Queen's Personal Jeweller.
clock painted

Refurbishment of the Abergavenny swing sign at Frant in East Sussex.
Abergavenny Arms

Panels were made to fit the frame of this beautiful three wheeled bicycle for advertising on all sides.
julie wilson

Shown here are the dial and hands before decoration. For this project we helped a world-renowned specialist clock maker, details of whom can be supplied upon request directly to them.
clock

Working with specialist clock craftsmen from world renowned makers, restorers and fitters, this image shows the clock face complete after decoration.in the workshop.
clock

Clock face when finished on site.
The internal workings were carried out by the clock craftsmen of the company Weddle and Co helped on this project.
clock

For this project Weddle and Co. helped a world-renowned specialist clock maker, details of whom can be supplied upon request directly to them. Photo of John Weddle working on their behalf reproduced with kind permission.
clock-gold

Solid mahogany shields, stained, sealed and hand lettered in 23 carat gold leaf.
clock-gold

For this project Weddle and Co. helped a world-renowned specialist clock maker, details of whom can be supplied upon request directly to them. Photo of John Weddle working on their behalf reproduced with kind permission.
clock in progess

This image shows clock dial prior to setting out on site.
clockface

And this image shows the clock dial (above) once completed.
clockface

Honours board made to show Chairman of Tunbridge Wells British Dental Association Section.
Updated on a yearly basis with 23 carat transfer gold leaf on site.
collins

Honours board supplied and fitted to clients specification.
Updated on a yearly basis hand lettered in black enamels.
dentist

Solid oak posts, supplied and fitted around a private lake set amongst an exclusive housing complex in Sevenoaks, Kent. The sign is brushed stainless steel, engraved and in filled in black stoved enamel.
private post

Mahogany key storage box made for an exclusive hotel in East Sussex.
roomkeys

Large dial, set out and hand lettered for world renowned clock maker/supplier.
spiridion clock

Refurbished and re gilded honours board now situated in vestry of Wateringbury Church in Kent.
Viewing can be arranged by appointment.
wateringbury

New church entrance sign made to view from three sides on busy corner section at Coleman's Hatch in East Sussex. This was made out of solid timber and spray finished to client specification.
wateringbury

This image shows personal family emblem colours of jockey statue built on the client's behalf. Hand painted in hand mixed enamels. This statue is around 5' in height.
bulls head

Golf club sign for an exclusive club in Kent.
wateringbury

Cemetery name plaques made out of cast aluminium.
wateringbury

Hand lining on vehicle classics with hand mixed enamel paints, matched to clients specifications.
rolls

This and picture below - Refurbishment of all lettering to working sundial panel for a private residence in Kent.
wateringbury

This and picture above - Refurbishment of all lettering to working sundial panel for a private residence in Kent.
wateringbury

Set out and hand painted in gold enamel to a timber fronted shop in Rochester, Kent, opposite the Castle
wateringbury

Entrance letter / postal rack system made for renowned golf club in Kent.
wateringbury

Set out and hand lettered in black and red to dial on site for renowned clock makers on their behalf.
Details for them are available upon request.
wateringbury

Morris Minor van set out and hand lettered in enamels.
wateringbury

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Mace. The logo has been painted by John Weddle.
wateringbury