Dating antiques by hardware

Published: 18.03.2017

SHOP BY CATEGORY Window Hardware Door Hardware Cabinet and Furniture Everything Else Lighting Bathroom Accessories Sale Items. By , cast iron hinges became thinner as manufacturers tried to squeeze more hinges out of each pound of iron. It is best to secure the door before drilling.

How to Determine the Age of Antique Furniture Tips for Dating Old Pieces Looking for Old Screws and Other Hardware. Identifying and Dating Antique and Vintage.

The slot in its head was cut by a machine.

The overall pull has developed a natural dark patina as shown in Fig. The twist type bells can be placed on an exterior wall next to the door with minor modification by simply adding length to the square spindle. A rim lock is the easiest lock to install - bar none!

Use a chisel to smooth the sides of the mortise slot so that the lock casing will slide neatly into the door.

Are all the parts original, or have there been replacements and repairs? Honing your wood identification skills can really pay off in this area. Early 18th century hardware was cast from molten brass using molds made of sand. A quick peek inside the drawer might show the presence of holes that once accommodated the fasteners for hardware other than the current resident.

    1. Vasja_Vginik - 24.03.2017 in 17:02

      It's usually very hard to tell the difference but, in general, brass will have a yellow color and bronze will have a more rose color.

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