Art metal workers based at 183 Princess Street, Manchester. In a classified advertisement in The British Architect (25 May 1888, supplement, p. i), the firm, previously known as Freeman and Collier, lists its range of activities as ‘Gates, Railings, Balustrades, Lamps, Gas and Electrical Fittings; Iron, Brass, and Bronze Founders’. The same magazine (26 October 1888, p. 306) announced that in February 1889, the owner, Arthur Standring, was scheduled to present a paper to the Manchester Architectural Association entitled ‘The Treatment and Manipulation of Metal in Art Metal Work’. In the mid-1880s, the firm cast the subscribers and promoters plaque for the Memorial Fountain to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Chelsea Embankment Gardens.
Terry Cavanagh November 2022