About a year ago I bought an early 50's house in Virginia.
Some of the doors have what appears to me to be fairly nice
hardware. There are also some boxes of bits and pieces in the
As I go about gradually painting and fixing things up here, I
would kinda like to get this hardware cleaned up and working
properly again. For the most part, it has obviously not been
well cared for in the past. Much of it has been "painted" on,
many of the knobs are falling off, the brass (I guess it's
brass) is badly tarnished, etc.
Still, it looks to me like, with a bit of patience, quite a
bit of it could be rescued.
My problem is that I have *no*
idea whasoever what I'm doing.
I don't even know how to get some of the parts off, much less
what to do with them if I do manage to get them removed.
If anyone happens to know of a source of information about
this (book, website, whatever) and / or a source of parts. I'd
much appreciate the referral.