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  • History of the Servants Bell & Callbox
    June 14, 2016

    History of the Servants Bell & Callbox

    With the growing fashion to display antique servants call bell systems in our homes as decorative pieces, we often get asked about the history. Call bell systems certainly existed in grand country estates and large city houses from the mid...

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  • A Brief History of the Door Knocker
    April 13, 2016

    A Brief History of the Door Knocker

    The door knocker is quintessential look for an English Front door although the first door knockers were thought to be found in Ancient Greece. I was delighted to come across a beautiful example of a brass Lions Head knocker at...

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  • Fitting Antique Door Handles & Knobs
    January 20, 2016

    Fitting Antique Door Handles & Knobs

    Fitting both period door handles and antique door handles and knobs is fairly straightforward. All of our door handles are supplied with spindles (the square bar that goes between both handles that operates the lock or latch). Our range of reproduction...

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  • Using Antique Bath and Basin Taps
    November 18, 2015

    Using Antique Bath and Basin Taps

    One of the most common questions we get asked is will antique taps fit my plumbing? The easy answer is yes. The vast majority of modern taps (except mono block mixers) are still 1/2'' BSP for basin and sinks and...

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  • Fitting an Antique Front Door Bell Pull and Bell
    August 9, 2015

    Fitting an Antique Front Door Bell Pull and Bell

    We've just updated this article with a video 'How To' guide. We get asked allot about fitting or restoring original pulls or bells, the principle is very much the same as fitting reproduction ones as below. As with the reproduction...

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  • Fitting a Mechanical Front Door Bell Pull
    August 8, 2015

    Fitting a Mechanical Front Door Bell Pull

    We've just updated this article with a video 'How To' guide. We get asked a lot about fitting both antique and reproduction front door bell pulls and how you deal with corners and actually connecting the pull to the bell. The principal...

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  • Letterbox and Tidy Fitting
    April 25, 2015

    Letterbox and Tidy Fitting

    We get asked allot about fitting letter plates especially how to find and fit an internal tidy. Two of the styles of letter plate we stock (Classic and traditional, with or without clapper) do have a matching easy to fit...

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