If you haven’t been to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, you’re missing out on some great old hardware applications.  They recently had an exhibit of antique door pulls, and as soon as my first-grader saw it he said, “Mom!  I think you’re going to want to get out your camera!”  🙂

In addition to the colonial hardware applications, I recently noticed this creative solution to tight clearance which wouldn’t permit the doors to open to 90 degrees.  I find it interesting that the problem was discovered in time to change the brick pattern, but not early enough to increase the opening width.

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