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Handles and Hardware Styles

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Photo: Treadway

It was for the Centennial Exposition of 1876, or so the story goes, that hardware was first designed to reflect the decor of a building. By 1900 catalogs offered hardware in Greek, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Louis XIV, Rococo, Colonial, Art Nouveau, and other styles. Hardware could be purchased in iron, tin, copper, brass, bronze, silver, […]
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