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Servants Bell Systems
Posted by antiquedoor on March 31, 2011 at 3:21 am

We recently supplied a number of original servant bell linkages to aid the restoration of an ex US presidents house in the states.The following link may be of interest to those restoring similar bell systems.

Architectural Salvage – Reclaimed Doors – Periods & Buying
Posted by antiquedoor on April 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

17th century doors in their simplest form were usually made up of vertical planks on horizontal battens or ledges (never ledged & braced in a Z pattern as later 20th century doors) nailed together with the nail ends cleated over. Many counties having their own distinct style.The boards or planks may be simply butt jointed,rebated Read more…

Period House Restoration – Using the Correct Fittings
Posted by antiquedoor on at 12:00 pm

We’ve all seen it,a superb restoration marred by using inferior reproduction fittings. 17th & 18th century cottages fitted with the most awful thick black ironmongery in cast iron that bears no resemblance to the genuine article. Where on earth do they get their designs from,certainly not from original thumb latches & hinges once proudly made Read more…