Monday, May 17, 2021

Shepherd's hut wheels

An interesting post by Richard Lee from Plankbridge about shepherd's hut wheels who feels very strongly about them. "The cast iron wheel is so intrinsically linked to the shepherd’s hut," he writes, "that I believe you can’t have one without the other, if the structure is to be referred to as a shepherd’s hut at all." Here's a snippet:

"The wheels that Plankbridge use are made from molten pig iron and cast in a foundry not far from here, to our own patterns. We have the Plankbridge name cast into one of the spokes, and it’s so satisfying to think how long those wheels will last. There are a few foundries throughout the UK who can still supply genuine cast iron wheels. I have a photo of Isambard Kingdom Brunel on my desk next to me, and I’m thinking of all the cast iron structures that would have been specified to his designs, and how much of that is still around today."

You can read the whole post here.


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