Left: The lower part of the lamp standard. Right: The maker's stamp.

The lamp standard is outside listed property at nos. 2 and 4 Museum Street, York. The firm of Mackenzie & Moncur Ltd was founded in Edinburgh in 1869 by Alexander Donald Mackenzie and George Greig Moncur, and, according to its records in the Jisc archives hub, is chiefly known for its "construction of hothouses, heating appliances and iron founding." Its hothouses include the wonderful glasshouse in Sefton Park. It is no surprise to learn that it worked on commissions from members of the Royal family, and "many other large contracts all over Great Britain, Ireland and even overseas. Other prominent clients included members of the nobility and aristocracy, as well as public bodies such as hospitals, asylums, churches, universities and schools" ("Records").

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"Records of Mackenzie & Moncur Ltd, hothouse builders, heating engineers and iron founders. Jisc Archives Hub. Web. 25 March 2021.

Created 25 March 2021