Memorial

In today's high-tech age of mass-produced consumer goods, it is often hard to find products that evoke an artisan's craftsmanship. OBRONZE has kept a fine tradition alive for over 80 years, producing bronze memorials of unsurpassed quality.

The design and lettering on every bronze memorial is hand-chased, highlighted and carefully polished. The traditional finish for our memorials is statuary bronze, which maintains the warm hues unique to this wonderful metal. Other background shades are available and all compliment the polished lettering and designs.

The final effect is stunning, and to preserve this beauty, each bronze memorial is given an application of our extremely durable gloss or matte finish clear-coat..

We offer a large selection of designs and sizes to meet all cemetery regulations and custom sizes can almost always be accommodated. OBRONZE has a vast selection of emblems, logos and crests that can be added to a memorial, and personalized artwork is also available.

THE MEMORIAL PROCESS
The beginning of your memorial starts with the wording you have chosen to be part of the memorial. The lettering is applied to either custom or permanent patterns of many different designs and sizes and can be handset or polymer set.

This completed pattern is used to prepare a sand mold to receive the bronze. The bronze alloy consists of copper, tin, lead and zinc and is melted in crucibles at temperatures exceeding 2000 degrees. The molten bronze is poured into the sand mold cavity creating the bronze memorial.

After the casting has cooled, it is hand-finished by our artisans insuring lettering and ornamentation meets our exacting standards.

A statuary bronze color is applied to the memorial. The lettering and artwork are then hand polished to provide a beautiful golden contrast to the memorial background.

Finally, a hi-grade clear-coat gloss or matte finish is applied to the surface guaranteeing a durable, weather-resistant finish.

The final stage before installation in the cemetery is mounting your bronze memorial onto either a granite or concrete base.

OUR MEMORIALS
You can choose from our following product lines:

Basic Line

Our Basic Line includes:

  • Up to three lines of English lettering;
  • Up to three Standard Emblems or Logos;
  • Smooth or Leatherette textured background;
  • Light Brown or Dark Brown finish;
  • Times New Roman or Duke Condensed lettering;
  • Straight Cut or Polished Bevel Edge.

Any additions or changes to the above, please refer to the Custom Line.

Loose plates are not available, please refer to custom line.

Tri-scroll are not available, please refer to custom line.

Please call for specific sizes or visit one of our memorial dealers.

Please visit our Memorial Photo Gallery to see an array of designs available on our Basic Line.

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Enhanced Line

Our Enhanced Line includes:

  • Up to three lines of English lettering;
  • Up to three Standard Emblems or Logos;
  • Light Brown, Dark Brown, or Black finish;
  • Flat face or Oval (Round) face lettering.

Edges and background textures available vary depending on the size and design.

Additional lines of English lettering are available for an additional charge.

Additional standard emblems or logos are available for an additional charge.

Custom emblems or logos can be modeled (muti-dimensional) or digitally produced (two-dimensional) for an additional charge. Please call or email for a quotation.

Background colours other than those listed above are available for an addtional charge; Burgundy, Hunter Green, Royal Blue, and Egyptian Blue. Please call for availability of colours not listed.

Additional languages are available for an additional charge.

Loose plates and Tri-scrolls are available for an additional charge.

Please call for specific sizes or visit one of our memorial dealers.

Please visit our Memorial Photo Gallery to see an array of designs available on our Enhanced Line.

VISIT MEMORIAL PHOTO GALLERY

Custom Line

Our Custom Line includes:

  • Unlimited English lettering;
  • Unlimited Standard Emblems or Logos;
  • Light Brown, Dark Brown, Black, Burgundy, Hunter Green, Royal Blue, or Egyptian Blue finish;
  • Times New Roman or Duke Condensed lettering; please call for availability of fonts not listed;
  • Smooth, Leatherette or Stipple textured background; 
  • Straight Cut, Polished Bevel, Plain, Hammered, Rock, Woodgrain, Pine or Folksau/Greek Edge. Edges available vary depending on the size and design.

Custom emblems or logos can be modeled (muti-dimensional) or digitally produced (two-dimensional) for an additional charge. Please call or email for a quotation.

Additional standard emblems or logos are available for an additional charge.

Custom emblems or logos can be designed by one of our available artists for an additional charge.

Loose plates and Tri-scrolls are available for an additional charge.

Please call for specific sizes or visit one of our dealers.

Please visit our Memorial Photo Gallery to see an array of designs available on our Custom Line.

VISIT MEMORIAL PHOTO GALLERY

** When ordering a memorial with Flat face or Oval (Round) face lettering in any edge to match an existing memorial,  our Enhanced Line applies.

REPAIRING AND RESTORING MEMORIALS
If you have an existing memorial which needs to be restored, repaired, re-finished or repainted, our expert craftsmen can restore your memorial to its original mint condition.

Please contact us for details and prices.

OUR DEALER MEMORIAL LAY AWAY PLAN
If you require a memorial for a future date, Dealers can take advantage of order now and pay later plan.

This will allow a Dealer to purchase a memorial without having to pay for it at the time of order to ensure that you will have your memorial delivered in time for a future date. The advantage of this is that the Dealer price of a memorial order will be fixed, its availability will be guaranteed (since it will be reserved and stored at our expense) and you will have peace of mind that your memorial will be available when your customer needs it.

A Dealer can custom order a pre-order memorial for up to 8 months. Dealers can place an order in the winter have it available in time for the spring or summer. Such pre-orders do not have to be paid for until the memorial is produced so that a memorial can be delivered on time at a fixed price.

Please contact us for details and prices.

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