Hardware

All the hardware produced by Chance Brothers, including moulds, sample boxes.

1915 War Material Badge
1915 War Material Badge

A First World War badge, dated 1915. Courtesy Mike Fenton

Chance Sample Box
Chance Sample Box

An excellent example of a Chance sample box. These were produced for its salesman to show prospective customers its new flat glass and textures. Courtesy Stuart Summers

Chance Samples
Chance Samples

The box still includes the original paper separations. Courtesy Stuart Summers

Mould
Mould

A wooden mould. These were firstly made in wood before being produced in a heat-resistant material. Courtesy Smethwick Heritage Centre Trust