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  • 15 March 2023

    The Eton College Museum Chimneypiece

    Salvaged from under the floorboards of the school hall at Eton, where it had lain for 88 years, LASSCO has acquired a spectacular stone fireplace: In 1935, faced with the dismantling of a huge stone fireplace in the Classical Museum at Eton College, the builders were clearly daunted. Even when disassembled into its component parts...

  • 4 June 2020

    We’re Back! … Our Opening Hours

    On Monday 15th June 2020: LASSCO re-opens. During the Lockdown we haven’t stopped trading; our skeleton team has enjoyed making fantastic deals throughout the last few weeks, selling remotely via our website. The astute have grabbed glorious bargains in a Lockdown Clearance section of the website (it continues for now but don’t miss it). We...

  • 13 May 2020

    The Tale of the Asylum Railings

    If there’s a recurring question from customers – agog at the glorious salvage crammed into the LASSCO shops and yards in Oxfordshire and London – it is “Where do you get all this stuff from?”. Another is “Who is going to buy that?”.  The answer to the first is: “Take a seat – this is...

  • 30 October 2018

    Forty years of LASSCO: 1st November 1978

    The origins of LASSCO (The London Architectural Salvage & Supply Company) can be traced way back through “Geo. Amos & Son” – a cabinet makers in the East End – to sawyers at Spilmersford Mill on the Tyne in East Lothian in Georgian times. It was in the 1970’s that Adrian Amos saw the opportunity...

  • 11 September 2017

    From The Ground Up – Baltic Pine Flooring.

    No salvage or reclamation firm in the Kingdom has as wide a selection of solid, practicable, serviceable historic and reclaimed Baltic Pine floorboards as LASSCO. If you were to enter into almost any building, commercial, public or domestic, built in Britain between the beginning of the Eighteenth Century and the end of the Last War and looked...

  • 12 April 2017

    A Disposition To Preserve, An Ability To Improve

    A recent LASSCO supplied restoration of a C17th townhouse in the West End of London demonstrates that integrity of materials combined with an eye to improvement are the key ingredients in the enhancement and restoration of ancient buildings. Much like a piece of antique furniture, once wooden floors reach a certain age they all have an inherent...

  • 29 March 2017

    Take Back Control

    LASSCO’s in house carpenter creates one-off items of furniture combining integrity of materials with admirable utility. We encourage our customers to ponder what they can do themselves with our wealth of salvaged materials. With so much remarkable and historical salvage dispersed across our three sites, we at LASSCO are often sorely tempted to take up and...

  • 1 November 2016

    High Industrial Swagger On The Factory Floor.

    LASSCO has come into posession of a large quantity of reclaimed Victorian maple strip flooring from the Ogden’s tobacco factory in Liverpool. Ogden’s Imperial tobacco factory was constructed in Liverpool on its Boundary Lane site in 1899 by the Architect Henry Hartley in a heterogeneous and pleasingly indiscriminate ‘Queen Anne style’. It was a statement...

  • 25 May 2016

    Pigeon Post

    Pigeon Post: News from LASSCO Three Pigeons The final room of the recent Historic England Exhibition “Out There – Post War Public Art” at Somerset House ended with a mournful list of notable public sculpture that has, to date, been “Sold, Lost, Destroyed or Stolen”. This was a rather down-beat end to a show that had...

  • 18 June 2015

    Westminster Bridge For Sale

    LASSCO is delighted to offer for sale the original Victorian Westminster Bridge that was removed during the extensive restoration works carried out in 1997 – the first time that an historic London river crossing has been offered on the open market since John Rennie’s Portland stone London Bridge of 1831 was sold by The Corporation of London...