Door Hardware!

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Lynners
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Door Hardware!

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Let's see pictures of your old door hardware, if you've got 'em!

Porcelain knob on bathroom door:
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Iron latch (front and back). All upstairs doors have this:
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Knob and plate on French door:
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Knob and lock plate (?) on original exterior door:
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...does anyone know anything about "Curney"? That's the name stamped on this piece.

Obviously, a lot of this needs to be cleaned up!
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Fanner
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Re: Door Hardware!

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I love the latches you have on your upstairs doors! It's a testament to their stamina that they function with all of that paint on them.
Here are a few shots of the hardware around our house. Sometime when I am more on the ball I will get a picture of the fancy push-plate for the swinging door that is in our attic. It originally stood between the kitchen and pantry, but would be in the way if replaced... Perhaps when all of the little "chicks" have left the roost we will put it up :wink: I hope these aren't gigantic ~ I tried to resize them....

So here is the original storm door from our back door. I hope to put this back up in place of the aluminum door that is there now (summer project #92)
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And some of the drawers in our pantry....
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Finally, this is the non-functional door bell and in the background our front door knob. The 2 doors that make up our small vestibule are identical.
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Sombreuil_Mongrel
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Re: Door Hardware!

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My $200 ebay find (steal) made in 1882 or so by Sargent. On my back door.
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Biggest strike plate, 7"+.
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I'm looking for another one for my front door, but nothing so far; has to be another uber-bargain.
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Lynners
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Re: Door Hardware!

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Those are beautiful!!
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Re: Door Hardware!

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I believe the rustic style door latches you have are called a Suffolk latch or a Norfolk latch (there's a difference between both types but I can't remember what it is). It looks like the thumb latch is missing on the one pictured. Is that possible? If so, a blacksmith can EASILY make you another thumb latch.

It's interesting that you have so many different types of door hardware in your house (probably due to several different renovations).
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Lynners
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Re: Door Hardware!

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There are two doors missing the thumb part. One is the basement door (pictured) and one is to the room we're using as the bedroom. If we happen to lock someone out of the room, a screw driver comes in handy!

I took off most of the door hardware today and it's currently simmering away in a crock pot with some baking soda to get rid of the million layers of paint. I have 3 complete thumb latch sets (I'll look up those styles, sooth) and one set of all broken pieces. The porcelain knobs are beautiful all cleaned up. I'd like to find a nicer plate for them though, rather than just the circle plate that's paired with them currently. We'll see.

I'll need 2 replacement latch sets (based on only having 3 complete, whole sets and 5 doors needing hardware). I've been looking on eBay and there are some beautiful (and affordable) Eastlake style latch sets that I'd like for the master bedroom door and closet door. They're on my watch list!

I also have 2 pieces that are meant to go with a locking set, but don't have the lock plate or knob.

I'll post pictures when they're all cleaned up!
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Lynners
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Re: Door Hardware!

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For interests sake...the latches I have are of the Suffolk variety (handle has no backplate). Norfolk latches have a handle attached to a backplate.
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Re: Door Hardware!

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On the Curney Door Lock ... Recognized this door lock immediately . As a child I lived in a pre-civil war log house just outside of Scottsboro , Alabama ( 1950's ) . The log house was built in 1839 and was used by confederate soldiers during the civil war . This is the exact same lock that was on a couple of the doors inside the cabin . Of course I could not know if the door locks were installed new when the cabin was built but it is certainly the same door lock (s) you have pictured . The old log cabin still stands and is occupied now by a conservation officer . The log cabin along with 2 caves and several acres of land were purchased by the federal government back in the late 1960's or early 1970's in order to protect the habitat of black bats that live in the caves known as Sauta cave . The area is called North Sauty . The Jackson county courthouse was moved into Sauta cave during the civil war. Salt Peter was also mined out of the cave during the civil war. The cave was always called Salt Peter cave for all the years I lived there but when the federal government took over the name was changed to just Sauta cave . P.S. Nice to see that old lock ... brings back a lot of childhood memories .

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