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Skuifdeure

Ons hardeware vir skuifdeure word gemaak van 6-10mm dik staal. Dit bestaan uit rollerarm,spoor,hegplate,glyplate en stoppe. n Verskeidenheid handvatsels is ook beskikbaar.                         Vintage Metals Paarl.

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Old keys – Custom made – Cape Town, South Africa

Key for rim lock       Most rim locks I work on do not have keys, so we have to design and make new ones. We did not want to replicate another key and decided on this design to … Continue reading

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Cellar door hinges, Custom made, Cape Town, South Africa

We distinguish between the two large sizes of strap hinges by classifying barn door hinges as slightly smaller than cellar door hinges. This is an example of our cellar door hinges which is made of 10 x 100 x 1150 … Continue reading

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Barn door hinges, Custom made, Cape Town, South Africa

We distinguish between the two large sizes of strap hinges by classifying barn door hinges as slightly smaller than cellar door hinges. Here is an example of our barn door hinges which is made of 8 x 80 x 900mm … Continue reading

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Custom made handles + escutcheons – Cape Town, South Africa

In the Western Cape there are many Cape Dutch and Victorian homes and I seldom find the hardware exactly the same. Only the Victorian homes show some similarity in hardware like locks and hinges that were made in big factories … Continue reading

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Antique keys – Custom made – Cape Town, South Africa

This key was made for a lock on the main door of a French armoire. The client, a well-known antique dealer, needed a key looking as authentic as possible. We had no idea what the original key looked like, so … Continue reading

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Custom made locks – Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Dutch  rimlock This is a mortice lock fitted to a stinkwood casing and a brass coverplate to act as a rimlock on a front door of a Cape Dutch farmstead. The escutcheon plate and handle is fitted on the … Continue reading

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Antique locks – Cape Town – South Africa

 Over the years I have restored a large number of asntique locks from various manufacturers. Today I am sorry that I did not document them well enough because it will be helpful to have a reference and interesting to see … Continue reading

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Restored Locks – Cape town

Restored locks – Cape Town, South Africa    This is what most locks that I receive for restoration look like on the inside – a sight for sore eyes indeed!      “Yes I feel better now”, says the lock. … Continue reading

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Door handles – Handmade – Cape Town, South Africa

Since we started our business custom-made door handles have always been in demand. There was a stage where we considered having our most popular shape  cast at a foundry. We soon found that it was a very costly exercise. Apart … Continue reading

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