Selected Reading on Hardware

Procedure code:
870001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Doors and Windows
Section:
Hardware
Last Modified:
08/12/2016

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

  • Cotton, J. Randall. "Knobs & Latches." The Old-House Journal, November/December 1987, pp. 37-43.
  • Ridout, Andrea. "Code-Compliant Traditional Hardware." Traditional Building, January/February 1994, Vol 7, No. 1, pp. 38-44.
  • Technical Staff, TB. "Bedecking Doors: Where to Hobknob with the Past." Traditional Building, May/June 1994, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 48-57.
  • ________. "Hardware That Fits." Traditional Building, September/October 1993, Vol 6, No. 5, pp. 35-41.
  • ________. "Hardware Sourecs to Latch Onto." Traditional Building, March/April 1992, Vol 5, No. 2, pp. 44-50.

Books

  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds.Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.

Other References

  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13