another question re salvaging antique brass hardware

remodel-mamaJuly 29, 2010

Hi again,

I also meant to ask for advice on a second issue regarding the antique brass door knobs/hardware that we are hoping to salvage.

My husband want a lock on the door to his home office. Has anyone out there used the old hardware (plate) and installed a new knob/lock mechanism?

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dilettante_gw

How secure does it need to be? Do you really need a different lock, or could you just have a locksmith make a key for the original one?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 1:08PM
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lindac

Locksmiths love old lock sets. You can get that re keyed or get a new inset piece and continue to use the knob and face plate.
Linda c

    Bookmark   July 29, 2010 at 10:22PM
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remodel-mama

Thanks. DH took it to the locksmith this afternoon and I think we've got it worked out. We are not able to reuse all of the doors - for various reasons - but we will try to reuse most of the hardware.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 2:01AM
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