Personalisation has always been an integral part of our story. From carving or inscribing initials in gold or silver to painting dates, crests, logos or a favourite bird or animal….there are so many ways you can make it personal. Please get in touch if you have an idea you would like to discuss which is not available through the products on our website.
All the painting is done by hand using GOLD or SILVER paint with a subtle, not flashy, finish.
Initials can be in either Copperplate Script or Times Roman font. In copperplate, if more than one initial, they will be interlinked horizontally. Please send a rough illustration if you would like the letters arranged differently.
For Crests we do have Fairbairns Book of Crests for Britain and Ireland. There are, however, some omissions in which instance we ask you to supply us with something to copy. This also applies to logos.
On the plain wooden bellows we use Times Roman style for CARVING the initials. The carved initial can be gilded if desired.
We are often asked to do something on the back of the bellows too. When considering this, please bear in mind that there is a hole for the valve in the middle of the back and so it is not possible to centralise an inscription in the same way as on the front.