287 New Milford Turnpike (Rte 202)
PO Box 2305
New Preston, CT 06777-1606
Phone: (800) 247-4111 or (860) 619-0400 Fax: (860) 619-0243
  
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    Hardware produced by the local blacksmiths at their forge and anvil was common to many..... more
   
 
    Lighting is a most important aspect of 18th century decor. Our copper and tinsmiths recreate.... more
   
 
    Brass and porcelain designs of the 18th and early 19th centuries created a more formal decor..... more
   
 
    A collection of iron hardware which offers the design and function of our hand-forged iron..... more
   
 
    Here’s a new section in our catalog which casts your attention to the more decorative...... more
   
Hand-forged Bean Thumblatches and Strap Hinges shown on pages 4 and 9.

What exactly is "Hand-Forged Iron?"

Hardware produced by the local blacksmith at his forge and anvil was common to many early American homes. Our blacksmiths take great pride in authentically reproducing these pieces, one by one, using 18th century tools and techniques. This hardware is carefully built to ensure that it will function, as designed for many years to come.

What is Period Lighting?

Lighting is a most important aspect of 18th century decor. Our copper and tinsmiths recreate, by hand, a very comprehensive selection of candle and electrified fixtures which are historically correct for restorations of the period. Using only traditional materials such as tin, copper and brass, the metals are left with a natural finish which will darken slightly with time.

Can you tell me more about your Brass and Porcelain?

Brass and porcelain designs of the 18th and early 19th centuries created a more formal decor as compared with the hand-forged iron of the village blacksmith. Typically executed as a sand casting, the manufacture of this hardware required more complicated means for its production. Our selection of brass door and cabinet hardware was made only after careful research into the numerous methods used in making brass hardware today. Meticulous attention to detail and historically accurate appearance are the major criteria.

What is the difference between Hand-Forged Iron and Machine-Forged Iron?

A collection of iron hardware which offers the design and function of our hand-forged iron at a more economical price. These pieces are the result of machine-forging and therefore do not show the hammer marks and natural forged finish of the hand-wrought hardware. Our machine-forged hardware is very well made and designed for years of use.

Do you do any custom hand-forged work?

Our blacksmiths enjoy producing custom designed hardware to your specifications. Please call us concerning your requirements.

Do you include mounting hardware?

Screws and complete instructions for installation are included with each item.

How do you ship materials?

Our preference is to ship via UPS whenever possible. Please add 6% of the total order, but not more than $85.00 to cover the cost of surface UPS. Next-Day, Second-Day or 3-Day Air UPS is available upon request. Our handling charge is $3.00 per order. All items are insured for shipment.

Do you offer any sort of guarantee?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you wish to return an item for refund or exchange, we will gladly assist. Please contact us within 30 days from the date of delivery. On the other hand, special orders are non-refundable.

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