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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



Full line of rustic handmade copper and brass outdoor and indoor lighting. Styles include Colonial, Colonial Revival, New-Classical, Greek Revival, Cape Cod, Bungalow, Mission, Arts & Crafts and more. Custom orders and reproductions a specialty. Popular custom options custom sizes including large and oversize fixtures, custom back plates and mounting solutions, custom sockets, gas lights, low voltage wiring and modification to meet 'dark sky' regulations.