Builders Hardware

Above: Unit Lock, communicator with receiver Cast Iron and Bronze, bower barff finish

Overview

Hardware includes thousands of examples of doorknobs, mechanisms, hinges, and related fittings in bronze, brass, cast iron, wrought iron and specialty alloys manufactured from 1830 to 1950. This collection includes numerous examples from the major New England hardware manufacturers. Featured examples include designs created by noted American architects. The foundation recently received an outstanding collection of over 950 rare antique doorknobs from a prominent New York collector.

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