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Durham Foundry offers a jobbing foundry service, which has been established for over 100 years. We supply a variety of castings in the materials listed below to a wide range of industrial users, original equipment manufacturers and, more recently, the decorative and architectural castings sector.
Cast Iron Applications and Types
Casting Weights and Sizes
- The normal maximum casting weight in any material is approximately 1 tonne
- Items up to 30 Tonnes can be quoted for
- We have no minimum and can accommodate most shapes and sizes of castings within our weight range
- We specialise in runs from 1 off to approximately 1000 off, dependent on size and shape
- High volume quantities of smaller items of 5000 and above
- Alkali Phenolic Resin Bonded Sand, both boxless and rigid
- Silicate/CO2 sand for corework
- High Frequency coreless induction furnace 1 x 500kgs capacity
- High Frequency coreless induction furnace 1 x 750kgs capacity
Other Services and Supplies
- We can supply continuous cast iron bar in a comprehensive range of round and rectangular sections in grey iron to ISO 185 and ductile iron to ISO 1083
- Round bar in the above materials is available either 'as cast' or proof machined
- We can supply pattern equipment to suit your needs, and our long association with many engineering companies enables us to quote keen prices for fully machined castings when required
A foundry was established on the present site in about 1870 operated by Truswells, a firm of heating engineers, to provide the radiator and boiler parts they needed.
About 1885, Truswells sold the foundry to Charles Butcher, who may possibly have been their foreman. He ran it until 1900 when, on his retirement, he sold it to Arthur Naylor and his brother-in-law, Charles Oxley. They converted it into a limited company, Charles Butcher & Co. Ltd.; on September 19th 1900.
The company continued to trade through boom and slump and two world wars. After the second war, two plots of adjoining land were leased, enabling the whole foundry to be rebuilt and enlarged. Electric melting was installed in the seventies.
In 1990, there was an amalgamation with another foundry and this entailed the setting up of a separate company, Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd. In 1996, Charles Butcher & Co. Ltd bought out the other interest and is now the sole owner of the production company. The business is still owned and managed by members of the Naylor family.
Please browse our website for more information about Durham Foundry and our ability to manufacture Engineering Castings, Architectural Castings, Decorative Castings and Bespoke Cast Iron Castings then contact us on 0114 249 4977 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.