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A Brief History Of The Door Handle

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Before the invention of the door handle, people used locks to keep doors shut. Only the wealthy could afford this and the poor masses used a latch-string. Today the fundamental design of handles and knobs hasn't changed that much. From basic pulls to more sophisticated 5-lever locks; modern chrome to traditional deisgns, a door handle today is more than simple functionality.

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How to Care For Hand-Forged Ironmongery

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Useful info and a handy "how to" guide for your new hand-forged items.

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The Nail: Patriotic Symbol or Humble Tool?

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Since the dawn of its creation, the humble nail has achieved much. It has evolved drastically to suit our every need, from the simple hand wrought nails to the wire nails formed in the late 18th century, and it is fair to say that its journey has been one of length and fruition across a variety of levels. The first evidence of large-scale nail making originates in Egypt, with bronze nails dating back to 3400 BC...

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The Suffolk Latch Company is based in the picturesque town of Clare on the Suffolk/Essex Border. We specialise in the supply of traditional hand forged black ironmongery.

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