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Unknown Makers Hardware, Hardware Suppliers, and Manual Arts Hardware

 

Unknown Makers Hardware

 

bookcase / china cabinet / cellarette / cellarette / bookcase

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bookcase / cellarette / desk

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china cabinet / china cabinet / bookcase / instrument case

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hanging cupboard / hanging cupboard

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dresser / dresser

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cabinet table / desk / desk

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desk

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desk / desk / desk

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dresser / desk

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cabinet

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cabinet

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hanging cupboard / hanging cupboard

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drop front desk

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desk

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hall mirror / Morris chair

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Hardware Suppliers

 

Grand Rapids Brass Company, Grand Rapids, MI, 1888 - 1956

Reported to have supplied furniture hardware to Charles Limbert, probably Lifetime and Stickley Brothers (Marek 1987), and certainly several others.

Much of the plain back plate and cast ring or pull style hardware used by Grand Rapids furniture makers is attributed to the Grand Rapids Brass Company, however the Keeler Brass Co. (see further below) is confirmed to have made this style of hardware as well.

 

Advertisements from the Grand Rapids Furniture Journal, 1905, the first showing examples used by Charles Limbert and the second showing other examples seen in this guide (from Marek 1987).

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Advertisements from the Michigan Artisan, 1908 & 1909.

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advertising pipe holder, date unknown

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Keeler Brass Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Undated catalog excerpts; examples from these pages are seen in this guide. As noted above in the discussion of Grand Rapids Brass Company, Keeler is confirmed to have made similar rectangular plate and pull style hardware (pictures 3 and 4 below) and thus the common attributions to Grand Rapids Brass may not always be correct.

 

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Undated catalog excerpts; examples from these pages are seen in this guide.

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Manual Arts Hardware

 

John D. Adams, 1911, Metalwork and Etching

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Arthur F. Payne, 1914, Art Metalwork

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Augustus F. Rose, 1908, Copper Work

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Display boards of bench made examples

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