The items offered here are recreations of authentic English and Continental fittings from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Using the best malleable iron, most items are forged and finished by hand resulting in a unique and complete line of hardware, different from the mass-produced, standardized fittings common to most structures today.
In the past, limited ranges of patterns, lack of compatible locks, and difficulties of supply often discouraged architects and owners from choosing the antique hardware which they felt would truly enhance the appearance of new or remodeled buildings. Many contractors, too, were reluctant to abandon standardized methods to take the time to become familiar with period hardware.
Maguire Iron Company, LLC, offers a comprehensive line of antique hardware with compatible locks and accessories for full, functional installations.
With the exception of a few items such as antiqued American standard butt hinges, most articles are manufactures by the Kirkpatrick Ltd. Foundry in Walsall, England. Kirkpatrick has been in existence since 1855 and excels in their field.
Maguire is an authorized U.S. distributor for Kirkpatrick, stocks their iron forgings, and can most often ship within 24 hours or order/payment.