They might look like your everyday black painted metal factory ventilation hoods but they're actually three salvaged SOLID COPPER Ewart's ventilators or barn roof vents! With the old black paint removed (see photos), the original burnished copper finish would see these majestic architectural features shimmer once more in the sunlight. They could be returned to the roof-line, become a feature in a retail or restaurant setting - or perhaps be retro-fitted to illuminate a garden or terrace? The square section base has an under skirt and an angled upper face for run-off. The main body consists of inner and outer vanes off-set and angled to repel the rain and snow whilst generating an up-draught to help circulate air within the building. The witches hat shaped tops have a steep rake and are finished with a rolled brim and spherical pinnacles.
The photos show one of the ventilators partially stripped to reveal both an early green paint and the splendid copper underneath. There are two makers plaques, the larger states ' Ewart's Ventilator - Ewart and Son Ltd, 346-350 Euston Road London - Patent'. The smaller of these two copper riveted plates reads 'Ewart's Ventilator - 346-350 Euston Rd London - Rd 406602'. The riveted construction and Gothic detailing to the arched vanes all points to these being of the highest quality and a rare find.
We included a page from a Ewart and Son pamphlet from the early 20th century(?) which shows this exact ventilator! This was from the collection of Alan O'Bright found at www.internet.org together with other fascinating heritage ephemera.Want to know more? - use the Sales Enquiry tab