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Hardware Catalogs

The ADCA Archives contain an extensive collection of antique hardware trade catalogs. High-resolution digital PDF files of selected catalogs in the archives are now available for purchase and download (see below). Catalogs are available as PDF downloads only; printed copies of catalogs are no longer available.

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Catalogs may then be printed out in their entirety, in selected pages, or in close-ups of individual pieces. Different pages and items from different catalogs may also be combined to create specific and unique compilations of targeted material—useful for writing articles or for creating a hunting list of pieces in which you have a special interest.

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Bibliographical information about catalogs is provided when known, including title (in italics), date of publication, pagination, and page size (height x width). Catalogs are complete unless otherwise noted. In most cases, PDFs are color scans of complete catalogs.

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Adams & Westlake
, Chicago, Ill.
[Railroad Hardware.]
Ca. 1890.
xiii, [1], 429 pp., 11 ¾  x 9 ¼.
Lacking preliminary pages (no title page); five pages scribbled with crayon.
 


$66.00
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Allentown Hardware Co.
, Allentown, Pa.
Catalogue D.
1890.  
xii, [1], 404 pp., 13 ½ x 10.
Title taken from spine.
Dampstains in lower fore-edge corners.
 


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Baldwin Hardware Mfg. Co.
, Reading, Pa.
Quality Mortise Locks & Latches.
1976.  
8 pp., 11 x 8 ½.
Contains illustrations of Limoges porcelain knobs.
 

$2.00
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Bayer-Gardner-Himes Co.
, New York, N.Y.
Fine Hardware, Period Hardware, Hardware Specialties: Catalog No. 2.
1925.  
viii, 101 pp., 12 x 9.
 


$18.00
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Belleville Hardware and Lock Mfg. Co.
, Belleville, Ontario
Catalogue No. 4: Locks and Builders' Hardware.
March, 1919.  
xxiv, 330 pp., 10 x 7.
 


$56.00
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Branford Lock Works
, Branford, Conn.
Locks, Knobs and Hardware.
July 1, 1886.  
xvii, 443 pp., 14 x 10 ½.
 


$70.00
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Branford Lock Works

1893 Catalogue: Locks and Hardware.
1893.  
461 pp., 7 ¼  x 4 ¾.
 


$71.00
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Brass Goods Manufacturing Co.
, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brass and Bronze Hardware.
1911.  
xvi, 162 pp., 10 x 8 ½.
 


$30.00
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Brittan, Graham, & Mathes
, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Catalogue of Door-Locks and Knobs, Builders' Hardware, Padlocks, and Scales.
1890.  
217 pp., 10 ½ x 8. Waterstains throughout.
Includes 17-page price list No. 1, January, 1888.
 


$36.00
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Buhl Sons & Co.
, Detroit, Mich.
Catalogue of Door, Cabinet and Trunk Locks, Knobs, Escutcheons, Keys, Padlocks, Brass, Bronze Metal and Bronzed Iron Builders’ Hardware.
1884.  
271 pp., size unknown.
Lacking pp. 126-27, 207-254, and 264-65; includes some new pages.
Note: this is a scan of a b/w photocopy.
 


$35.00
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Chicago Hardware Mfg. Co.
, Chicago, Ill.
Catalogue No. 6.
1895.  
xii, 227 pp., 10 x 6 ½.
 


$37.00
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Continuing Education Booklet
, 1985.
34 questions and answers compiled by John Holland from information provided by members of the ADCA. Contains educational material such as: identifying the age of hardware; insuring collections; glass manufacturing processes; significant corporate collections in the US; and much more. 49 pp.
 


$7.00
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P. & F. Corbin
, New Britain, Conn.
Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Builders’, Cabinet, and
Miscellaneous Hardware.
1870.  
[8], 197 pp., 10 ½ x 7.
Pp. 48 - 197 only (trade cards are pasted to the first 47 pages);  small piece torn from lower portion of title page; several pages scribbled with pencil.
 


$24.00
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P. & F. Corbin
Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Hardware.
April, 1881.  
xii, 585 pp., 12 ½ x 9 ½.
 


$91.00
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P. & F. Corbin

Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Hardware.
1885.  
xvi, 631 pp., 13 x 10.
 


$99.00
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P. & F. Corbin
Fraternal Emblems for Builders’ Hardware.
Ca. 1890.  
[19] pp., 10 x 7.
 


$4.00
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P. & F. Corbin
Hardware Manufactured by P. & F. Corbin.
1895.  
xv, 678 pp., 12 x 8 ½.
 


$105.00
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P. & F. Corbin
Hardware Manufactured by P. & F. Corbin.
1905.  
[45], vi, 1040 pp., 12 x 9.
 


$165.00
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P. & F. Corbin
Supplement to P. & F. Corbin 1905 Catalogue.
September, 1911.  
vi, 191 pp., 12 x 9.
Includes numerous new pages.
 


$51.00
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P. & F. Corbin
S Catalogue.
Ca. 1911.  
69 index leaves, 229 [i.e., 341] leaves of plates (some plate numbers repeated), 12 x 11.   
Title on front cover: Special Goods – S, For Factory and Salesmen’s Use Only.
 


$62.00
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P. & F. Corbin
Locks and Builders’ Hardware: Catalog No. 26.
Ca. 1923.  
[24], vi, 483 pp., 11 x 8 ¼.
 


$84.00
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Corbin Monthly Bulletins

Nine different bulletins, 1902–1903, 16 pages each. Note: these are scans of photocopies; some images are not very clear.
   Lockology
   Door Trims
   Corbin Unit Lock (selling features)
   Corbin Unit Lock (commercial buildings furnished with)
   Corbin Unit Lock (designs)
   Corbin Unit Lock (residences furnished with)
   Corbin Unit Lock (residences follow-up)
   New Corbin Designs
   Corbin Unit Lock (buildings equipped with)
 


$20.00
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"The Corbin"
Magazine
Fourteen different issues, 16 pages each. Note: these are scans
of photocopies; some images are not very clear.
  Vol. I, #7, Nov. 1902
Vol. I, #9, Jan. 1903
Vol. I, #11, Mar. 1903
Vol. II, #1, May. 1903
Vol. II, #3, July 1903
Vol. II, #5, Sept. 1903
Vol. II, #7, Nov. 1903
Vol. I, #8, Dec. 1902
Vol. I, #10, Feb. 1903
Vol. I, #12, Apr. 1903
Vol. II, #2, June 1903
Vol. II, #4, Aug. 1903
Vol. II, #6, Oct. 1903
Vol. II, #8, Dec. 1903
 


$30.00
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Fontaine & Vaillant
, Paris, France
Serrures décoratives: Styles anciens; essais modernes.
Ca. 1900.
[146] leaves of plates numbered discontinuously from 100–702, 14 ½ x 10 ¾.
 

$22.00
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Gilbert Lock Company
, Newark, N.J.
Illustrated Catalogue of Gilbert's Patent Independent Lever Mortise Locks & Latches.
January 1, 1881.  
38 pp., 9 ¾ x 6.
 


$6.00
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P. E. Guerin, Inc.
, New York, N.Y.
Catalogue No. 3: Cut and Pressed Glass Knobs . . .
1909.  
30 pp., 14 x 9. Two color plates of hand-painted porcelain knobs.
 


$5.00
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P. E. Guerin, Inc.

Catalogue No. 4: Period Hardware.
1914.
[4], [200] pp. numbered discontinuously from 1–444, 14 ¼ x 10 ½.
Color illustrations of hand-painted porcelain knobs on pp. 437 & 438.
 


$32.00
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William Hall & Co.
, Boston, Mass.
Catalogue No. 4: Glass Knobs.
1911.  
23 pp., 5 x 7.
 


$4.00
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Hopkins & Dickinson Mfg. Co.
, New York, N.Y.
Illustrated Catalogue of Locks, Builders’ Hardware, and Cast Bronze and
Brass Work
.
October, 1879.  
viii, 408 pp., 13 x 10.

 


$62.00
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Keystone Hardware Mfg. Co.
, Reading, Pa.
Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Hardware.
June 15, 1876.  
195 pp., 10 ½ x7 ¼.
Title and index pages badly stained.
Lacking pp. 11-14, 19-22, 25-32, 147-150, and 187-190.
 


$26.00
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Lockwood Manufacturing Co.,
South Norwalk, Conn.
Builders' Hardware . . . Supplementary to Our General Catalogue.
1897.  
[4] pp., 140 leaves of plates, 11 x 8 ½.
 


$31.00
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Lockwood Manufacturing Co.

Lockwood Hardware.
1914.  
lix, 689 pp., 12 x 9 ½. Lacking pp. 376 and 689.

 


$121.00
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Lockwood Manufacturing Co.

Lockwood: The Story of Its Past; The Basis for Its Future.
1953.  
39 pp., 11 x 8 ½.
Illustrated history of Lockwood beginning with the history of the
Nashua Lock Co. in 1834.
 


$6.00
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Mallory, Wheeler & Co.
, New Haven, Conn.
Door Locks, Knobs, Padlocks, Etc., Illustrated and Described.
January, 1876.  
vi, 383 pp., 13 ½ x 10 ½.

 


$60.00
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Mallory, Wheeler & Co.
Door Locks, Knobs, Padlocks, Etc., Illustrated and Described.
1882.  
332 pp., 13 ½ x 10 ½.
 


$78.00
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May & Padmore Ltd
[“Maymore”], Birmingham, England
(Purchased by Walter Rowley Ltd. in 1930)
List No. 1. C: Catalogue of Maymore Brand Builders’ Hardware.
July, 1912.
[6], 76 pp., size unknown.
Includes 19-page illustrated price list issued July, 1921.
Note: this is a scan of a b/w photocopy.
 


$15.00
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Nashua Lock Company
, Nashua, N.H.
Nashua Lock Company’s Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue.
July, 1872.  
[2], 201, [3] pp., 11 x 7 ½.
 


$31.00
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A. G. Newman
, New York, N.Y.
Hardware.
1876.   
[iii], 145 pp., 12 ¾ x 10.
Three-page index tipped to p. [iii].
 


$23.00
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Norwalk Lock Co.
, South Norwalk, Conn.
Locks and Builders’ Hardware.
July, 1890.  
viii, 376 pp., 13 ¾ x 10 ½.
 


$60.00
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Norwich Lock Manufacturing Co.
, Roanoke, Va.
Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Builders’ and Miscellaneous Hardware.
February, 1892.  
[4], 400 pp., size unknown.
Note: this is a scan of a b/w photocopy.
 


$61.00
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The Ornamental Wood Company
, Bridgeport, Conn.
Illustrated Catalogue of the Ornamental Wood Company.
September, 1870.  
24 pp., approx. 7 ½ x 9 ¾.
Note: this is a scan of a b/w photocopy.
 


$4.00
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The Ornamental Wood Company

Illustrated Catalogue of the Ornamental Wood Company.
June, 1874.  
43, [6] pp.,
7 ½ x 9 ¾.
 


$8.00
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Penn Hardware Company
, Reading, Pa.
Price List and Illustrated Catalogue of Hardware.
1892.  
xi, 711 pp., 11 ½ x 8 ½.
 


$112.00
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Penn Hardware Company

Illustrated Catalogue of Hardware.
Ca. 1907.   
[48], 500 pp., 9 x 6.
 


$83.00
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Phoenix Lock Works
, Newark, N.J.
Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Locks, Builders’ Hardware, and General Ship Hardware.
1894.  
159 pp., size unknown.
Note: this is a scan of a b/w photocopy.
 


$24.00
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Reading Hardware Co.
, Reading, Pa.
Illustrated Catalogue of Locks and Hardware.
1897.   
[16], 671 pp., 12 x 10.
 


$108.00
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Reading Hardware Co.
Hardware Catalogue Number 20.
1923.  
xviv, 388 pp., 11 x 8 ¼.
 


$62.00
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Reading Knob Works
, Reading, Pa.
Catalog No. 4: Glass Knobs and Builders’ Hardware.
Ca. 1920.  
144 pp., 11 x 8.
 


$22.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
, New Britain, Conn.
Real Bronze Hardware for Private Residences and Public Buildings.
1870.  
87 pp., 12 x 9 ¼. 
 


$14.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
Volume 2. Real and Compression Bronze Builders’ Hardware, for Private Residences and Public Buildings.
1875.  
vi, 303–456 pp., 12 x 9.
Includes two supplemental pages dated July 16, 1877.
 


$25.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
Descriptive Catalogue and Price-List of Hardware, Volume VII.
1887.  
xxi, [1], 1011 pp., 12 ½ x 10.
 


$205.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
Builders’ Hardware.
1897.  
xiii, 276 pp., 7 ¾ x 5.
 


$48.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
American Hardware Export Catalog.
1904.  
xvi, 215 pp., 10 ½ x 7 ½.
 


$37.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
Catalogue of Hardware, Volume Ten.
1909.  
xliv, 1017 pp., 12 x 10.
 


$183.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
Russwin Hardware.
Ca. 1915.  
71 pp., 8 x 5 ½.
 


$11.00
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Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
Catalogue of Hardware, Volume Eleven.
1920.  
xxxiii, 448 pp., 11 x 8.
Includes "Export Hardware Supplement to Catalogue Volume Eleven," 16 pp.
 


$75.00
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Sargent & Co.
, New Haven, Conn.
Sargent & Co.’s Hardware.
1901.  
xli, 1228 pp., 11 ¾ x 9.
"With All Additions to August 1908" printed on front cover.
 


$230.00
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Sargent & Co.

Sargent Hardware.
1910.  
[72], 1333 pp., 12 x 10.
Includes numerous new pages.
 


$245.00
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Sargent & Co.

Sargent’s Artistic Hardware.
Ca. 1910.  
262 pp., 12 x 9.
Includes approximately 70 new pages.
Note: this is a scan of a b/w photocopy.
 


$50.00
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Sargent & Co.

Locks and Hardware.
1922.  
72, 1018 pp., 12 x 9.
 


$151.00
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Sargent & Co.
Locks and Hardware.
1926.  
64, 749 pp., 12 x 9.
Lacking pp. 165–200, as issued.
 


$118.00
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J. Jacob Shannon & Co.
, Philadelphia, Pa.
Catalogue of Builders' Hardware.
July, 1888.  
292 pp., 11 ½ x 8.
 


$45.00
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Skillman Hardware Mfg. Co.
, Trenton, N.J.
Illustrated Catalogue of Builders’ Hardware.
1909.  
[4], 76 pp., size unknown.
Note: this is a scan of a b/w photocopy.
 


$12.00
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Technical Glass Co. Inc.
, Los Angeles, Calif.
Catalog Number Seven.
1930.  
64 pp., 10 ½ x 7 ½.
 


$10.00
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United States Steel Lock Co.
, Lyons, Iowa
Catalogue No. 6.
1907.  
xvi, 214 pp., 10 x 7.
 


$35.00
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United States Steel Lock Co.
, Clinton, Iowa
Supplement No. 1 to Catalogue No. 6.
Ca. 1907.  
[2], 31 pp.
 


$6.00
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Weiser Hardware Mfg. Co.
, Los Angeles, Calif.
Builders Hardware in Bronze and Brass . . . Catalog Thirteen.
1929.  
79 pp., 9 x 12.
 


$12.00
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Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.
, Stamford, Conn.
Catalogue No. 10.
1884.  
384 pp., 11 x 7 ½.
 


$60.00
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Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.
Catalogue No. 12.
1889.  
564 pp., 11 x 8.
 


$85.00
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Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.
Catalogue No. 14.
1893.  
xxiv, 299 pp., 7 ½ x 5.
 


$50.00
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Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.
Art Metal Work: Catalogue No. 16.
July, 1897.  
xv, 200 pp., 7 ½ x 5.
 


$33.00
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Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.

Catalogue No. 20.
1910.  
915 pp., 12 x 11.
Lacking pp. 59–90, as issued.
 


$134.00
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Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.
Catalog No. 26.
1929.  
xlviii, 517 pp., 10 ½ x 7 ½.
 


$96.00
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Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.
Catalog No. 29: Builders’ Locks and Hardware; Door Closers.
Ca. 1937.  
[4], xxxv, 401, 45 pp., 11 x 8.
 


$75.00
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