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another question re salvaging antique brass hardware

Posted by remodel-mama (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 29, 10 at 1:01

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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RE: another question re salvaging antique brass hardware

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?

RE: another question re salvaging antique brass hardware

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

RE: another question re salvaging antique brass hardware

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.

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