American Historic Hardware

We sell only original builders’ hardware made between 1860 and1960. Almost everything is unused stock from old hardware stores and some, as noted, has been masterfully restored. All of it works as it should and is clearly marked as either unused original stock, restored originals or”As Found” originals. We don’t carry any reproductions.

We specialize in hardware from the great American manufacturers such as Yale, P. & F. Corbin, Russell & Erwin, Sargent and Reading just to mention a few.

We speak hardware. Even if you don’t know your astragal strip from your elbow catch we can help you find what you need. Visit our FAQ page and our handy form page or contact us and we’ll walk you through the process.

Buying Guide Spotlight

Indow Windows


Enjoy modern comfort while preserving the charm of your original windows with Indow. Indow window inserts press inside your window frames without a mounting bracket to give you all the comfort and efficiency of high-end replacement windows. Indow inserts have the lightest touch, both structurally and aesthetically of any window insulation solution and are perfect for commercial and residential settings.