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Help Identifying Carriage Doors

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by duexvan, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. duexvan

    duexvan New Member

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    Firstly my apologies for my first post being an ask. I recently found some old railway doors that I was going to use as workshop doors in my barn. Im not going to cut them down or even clean them that much. I just wanted to make sure before I use them they are not extremely rare or desirable. Hopefully you can see from the photos what they are. Id just like a little more info and possibly an age and what they were on.

    many thanks Adam
     

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    Unsure but wonder if they are internal doors for carriage corridors/compartments?
    The handles might indicate late 19th/early 20th century perhaps.
    Over to C&W experts.
     
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    I would agree that they are internal doors, possibly corridor doors between different classes?
     
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    Thanks Peter
    I can only really add they came from the west Oxford area and have been in a shed for 40 years at least. As you cen see they are on self closing hinges rather than a sliding mechanism.

    regards Adam
     
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    Is there letters (like LMS etc ) stamped on the metal work, hinges, handles etc , that might indicate what railway company made them ?
     
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    Only identification I can see is the number stamped into the wood. 2382 on both doors. The hinges just have random numbers stamped into the 63 etc.
     
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    It might be quite small lettering say 4mm high, so try and clean any metalwork with a cloth to see. although no guarantee there will be anything. The number 2382 will be the number of the coach it came from.
     
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    I've been over both doors with a glass. Nothing other than the odd carpenters mark. One thong I did notice is that all metalware seems to have been gold gilt at some point. The numbers in the hinges aren't random its the number 33. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

    Adam
     

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