The front cover of the 1928 catalogue.

A look at the company’s 1928 catalogue reveals over 300 products, including all kinds of weights, sad irons, pots and pans, ventilators, mole traps, door furniture, hinges, nails, camp ovens, and castors.

At this time most of the company's products were for the general metalware market and still carried the Crane name or trade mark.

The product range was expanding to include specialised engineering castings for the electrical and mechanical engineering industry. These would have included parts for electric motors, generators, vehicles, locks, and machinery and would not have carried the Crane name or trade mark.

Eventually the company would solely concentrate on this section of the market and the production of Crane metalware would end.

Crane produced a wide range of irons. Sad irons where the simplest and were heated in front of the fire.
Heater box irons were a little more complex. The iron heater was heated in front of the fire or in an oven and inserted into the iron while still hot. This must have been a tricky operation as careful handling was required.

If you had a couple of heaters, one could be warming while the other was in use.

Charcoal box irons were heated by glowing charcoal that was inserted into the bottom compartment. The chimney at the front allowed the smoke to escape.

The fumes from the chimney must have been very unpleasant and so good room ventilation was essential.

Sad iron stands could support a hot iron during breaks whilst ironing and hold the iron in front of the fire whilst heating.
A trivet is a three legged stand for hot kettles or saucepans, in fact almost anything in the kitchen that's hot.
Crane produced a wide range of weights in brass and iron. The smaller weights were produced in brass to comply with the 1890 regulation which stated that weights of 2oz. or less must be made of brass.

Crane flat weights ranged from 0.25oz. to 7lb.

The heavier weights included a lifting handle.
As there was no great demand for metric weights in the UK at this time, most must have been exported.
Crane bar weights were produced from 4oz. to 56lb.
The foundry produced a range of cast iron hinges that also included broad butt hinges and shutter hinges.
The catalogue has several pages of pulleys, including ring pulleys, single guard pulleys, full guard pulleys, hot house pulleys, awning pulleys, and clothes line pulleys.

Most had iron wheels, although some brass wheels were available at double the price. Most were black japanned but some galvanised models were included.

The rack ends were black japanned and the cleat hooks were either japanned or galvanised.
Ornate door knockers and letter boxes were available along with a range of door latches.
The door latches included four stable door latches in different styles in both malleable and wrought iron.
The cast iron furnace pans were available in sizes from 6 to 50 gallons and could be found in many Victorian houses.
Rectangular furnace doors and frames were also available as were furnace bars and grates.
The range of pots included long and short three legged pots, Danish pots, French pots, St. Lucia pots, and African rice pans. All available in a range of sizes.
The cast iron coal pots included a gipsy coal pot with an ornamental bail handle. An optional cast iron cover was also available for all of the models.
The range of cooking pots included camp ovens, bake pans, frying pans, Havana stoves and Dutch stoves.
There are three pages of cast iron rice bowls in the catalogue in sizes varying from 7 inches to 25.5 inches in diameter.
The cast iron chests were made in sizes ranging from 12 x 9 x 8 inches to 30 x 21.5 x 18 inches and were available with or without a hasp and staple.
The catalogue covers a vast range of products and is as comprehensive as any other that was produced by a local foundry at the time.

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