Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1999. First edition. Paperback. Octavo, pp. 230. American hardware from 19th century & early 20th is a fast-growing collecting area. This is the premier identification and value guide to these beautiful and very collectible items. 1,000 different hardware items are covered, 1,000 Black & White photos, 16 page color section. New. Item #1342
An extremely valuable source guide on the subject! Not only a price guide: it provides an excellent overview of the nineteenth century architectural styles, of all the major hardware manufacturers (Corbin, Reading Hardware, Sargeant, Yale & Towne, Nashua, etc), as well as the various types of hardware to consider (knobs, escutcheons, doorknockers, door plates, etc). A very nice overview on the subject.