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Brass Ironmongery

Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, became popular for ironmongery in the late 18th century, though was widely used for better quality work from the late 17th century. The brass industry was well established in England by the early 18th century, and the development of cheaper production of zinc by the end of the century lowered the price and widen the use of brass. It largely superceded iron in the 19th century for better quality work, particularly for internal ironmongery and front doors.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Brass Ironmongery
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London SW8 2LG Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire OX9 2JN Ropewalk (Floors), Millstream Road, Bermondsey London SE1 3PA
Tel 020 7394 2100 Fax 020 7501 7797
Lassco deals in architectural antiques with branches in London and Oxfordshire. Items include chimneypieces, doors, door furniture, panelling, stone and timber flooring, cast iron radiators, bathrooms, lighting, mirrors etc.
Old House Store
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Paddock Road, Caversham, Reading Berkshire RG4 5BY & Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX
Tel +44 (0) 118 946 9146 Fax 0118 969 8822
The Old House Store are builders merchants for traditional building and ecological materials with shops in Caversham and Woodstock. Products include lime and plasters, mortar and renders ingredients, pozzolans, sands, lime putty, non-hydraulic limes, hydraulic limes, riven laths, staves, daub and split Hazel. Building products include brick, clay roof tiles, flint, conservation rooflights, framing pegs, tile pegs, riven battens, cast iron radiators, sheepswool insulation, gates, timber flooring. Paints include Limewash, pigments and silicate paints. Window and door ironmongery, handforged and brassware, includes stays, fasteners, rim locks, strap, butterfly and H hinges, Suffolk and Norfolk latches, planked doors, and rosehead nails.
Brass Tacks Fittings Limited, Unit 8 Kildare Close Eastcote Middlesex HA4 9LG Telephone 0208 866 8664 Fax 0208 866 8446 Website:
Brassart Ltd, Attwood Street, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8RY. Telephone 01384 898839 Fax 01384 898705 Website:
Clayton Munroe, 15-20 Burke Road Totnes Industrial Estate Totnes Devon TQ9 5XL Telephone 01803 865700 Fax 01803 840720 Website:
Drummonds, 78 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HN Telephone 0207 376 4499 Website:
The Beardmore Collection, Farmer Brothers & J D Beardmore Architectural 321 Fulham Road London SW10 9QL Telephone 0207 351 5444 Fax 0207 351 5131 Website: