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Identifier: cu31924016493417
Title: Book of home building and decoration, prepared in cooperation with and under the direction of the leading manufacturers of the country
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Brown, Henry Collins, 1862-1961 Lyman, Clara Brown
Subjects: Interior decoration Furniture House furnishings
Publisher: Garden City, N. Y. Doubleday, Page & Co
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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eauty of old-fashioned, ((uaiutcontour. Sometimes the thumb latch is used on both sides of the front door; atother times, a knob or knob and escutcheon are placed on the inside, to match thehardvfare on nearby doors. Among recent developments in locks are those made with the working parts,knobs and escutchetjns all assembled comj^lete in a single structure. One typeof these locks is so constructed that the artisan may attach it to the door bysimply boring foui- holes in the door with an auger bit and making a ie^x cutswith a chisel. Anothei- type is attached by a simple process wdiich provides forthe removal of a rectangular piece of wood from the edge of the door. This issecui-ely attached to the door, and is said never to be affected by shrinkage ofwood. This method for some uses is claimed to be a great improvement over the oldlock set, composed of several pieces which may come loose. Hardware should l)e of bronze, brass, or any non-corrosive metal. 10 Hardware—The Home Mechanism

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VRDWARE forms the nieclianisiii of the home, ;ind tliequestion of its effieiency is of e(|ual importance with tfiatof its ap])earance. Tlie hardware comes into use everytime a door or drawer is mo\ed or window or transomOldened or closed, a garment hung in its phice or a cuj)suspended in the china ch)set. Its importance in the com-fort of the home is seldom realized but hi reality it plays avery i)rominent part therein, and since it generally lasts aslong as the house to wliich it is applied, too great carecannot be exercised to have each j)iece possess the properfunctions for the place and be of good (|ualit>. One of the first steps toward securing good hardware is to have the architectincor])orate in tlie specifications the name of a standard line. Such sentences as all finishing hardware to be of manufacture, or - — builders hardware to be used throughout will acliieve the desired result. If it is desiredto provide for competition, two alternative lines may l)e named. There ar


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bookid:cu31924016493417 bookyear:1912 bookdecade:1910 bookcentury:1900 bookauthor:Brown__Henry_Collins__1862_1961 bookauthor:Lyman__Clara_Brown booksubject:Interior_decoration booksubject:Furniture booksubject:House_furnishings bookpublisher:Garden_City__N__Y__Doubleday__Page___Co bookcontributor:Cornell_University_Library booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:21 bookcollection:cornell bookcollection:americana

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