Wrought iron footscraper

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By Hadden Ironworks, Edinburgh

Postcard of Wrought iron footscraper.
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Wrought iron footscraper

This wrought iron footscraper was made in Edinburgh around 1918 by the firm of Thomas Hadden. It was commissioned by Lord Carmichael of Skirling in Peeblesshire as a decorative addition to a delicately wrought fence built round his home.

The dog-shaped scraper has stylised features such as a long tail and pointed ears.

In the late 19th and early 20th century there was a revival in the use of wrought iron for decorative architectural work. Scottish firms such as Thomas Hadden led the revival in architectural decoration, producing gates, balconies and railings.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-772-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.QIC 12
Date: Around 1918
Material: Wrought iron
Dimensions: 390 mm H x 500 mm W
What: Scraper, foot / test piece
Subject: Smithing - Hadden Ironworks (NMAS Classification)
Who: Thomas Hadden Ironworks, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Skirling
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Wrought iron footscraper in the shape of a dog, test piece for scrapers at Skirling, Lanarkshire, made by the firm of Thomas Hadden, Edinburgh
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