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A Brief History of Door Locking Mechanisms

A Brief History of Door Locking Mechanisms

While doors and locking mechanisms date back to Greek and Roman civilizations, we don’t quite know when the first door handle came into use in the United States.

6 Victorian Era Fence Styles - For Historic Homes

6 Victorian Era Fence Styles - For Historic Homes

While materials have changed over the years, many styles have continued to honor a by-gone era. 

12 Ways to Avoid Tuscan Style when Incorporating Wrought Iron in Design

12 Ways to Avoid Tuscan Style when Incorporating Wrought Iron in Design

 Tuscan style is a thing of the past, and it should be left in the era of palazzo pants because 2018 demands sleeker, modern styles that feature crisp lines and square silhouettes.

Reading Anvil Weight Markings

Reading Anvil Weight Markings

How to determine your anvils weight via markings. Anvils are marked in a variety of methods but most English anvils were marked using the hundredwe...

Decorative Iron: Its Timeless History

Decorative Iron: Its Timeless History

Decorative metal handrails, fences, gates, and the like have been popular throughout the ages, making them one of the most timeless decorative acce...

Fireplace Cranes: A Decorative and Useful History

Fireplace Cranes: A Decorative and Useful History

Fireplace cranes throughout history have been staple pieces in colonial homes, as well as homes in the UK throughout the 19th century. They were us...