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Locksmithing and hardware forging

Decorative Antique Ironwork (Dover Pictorial Archives) Henry R. d'Allemagne

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This book illustrates the history of European decorative ironwork from Roman times to the 19th century. Over 4;500 outstanding examples of antique ironwork are illustrated on 415 plates. Among them are grilles; locks and padlocks; escutcheons; doorknobs; hinges and mountings; signs and brackets; jewelry; toilet accessories; key rings; handbag frames; liturgical objects and much; much more.

Ironwork - Pictorial works; Ironwork designs; Iron-works - History; Locksmithing and hardware forging

Publisher Dover Publications. 2009. 420 pages

 
The Spruce Forge Manual Of Locksmithing Denis Frechette; Bill Morrison

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The best place to start the study of locks is with the simple hand forged locks produced by smiths prior to the turn of the century. Unlike the finely finished locks produced in specialized shops; locks made by blacksmiths had simple mechanisms that did not need finely tuned parts. They were designed by smiths and reflected their dislike or reluctance to do benchwork. The variety of lock designs show us that some of the smiths had a working knowledge of more sophisticated lock mechanisms while other created locks that could only have been invented in a blacksmith shop. The Spruce Forge Manual of Locksmithing provides patterns and instructions to build five blacksmith-made locks. Each lock design is based on antique original and provides a sampling of the range of lock mechanisms that would have been produced in a common blacksmith shop. This is not a book on the history of locksmithing but rather a description of our approach to the problem of reproducing the sample locks chosen for this book. Using the original locks as a starting point; the authors developed patterns and instructions using techniques that can easily be performed by the average smith.

Locksmithing and hardware forging

Publisher Spruce Forge Pubns. 1999. 118 pages

 
The Fischer Collection of Ironworks Sotheby's

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This is an auction catalog with many photographs of antique and fine art metal work that was auctioned in Amsterdam in 1998. The emphasis is on door locks; knockers; keys and hinges; plus more. An excellent reference book for those who design and create hardware. This post auction catalog consists of 533 lots; all illustrated; some color; with all lots described in detail.

Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Private collections - Catalogs; Locksmithing and hardware forging

Publisher . 114 pages