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About Nickel and Nickel Plate

April 26, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Letter Plate in Nickel

Any of our brass door furniture or window furniture can be nickel plated. This gives a striking shiny silver finish to the metal. It’s corrosion resistant properties make nickel an ideal finish for front door furniture and bathroom door furniture and fittings. Not only does it look good, it hardly ever needs cleaning.

Nickel and Chrome Plating – A Brief History

April 23, 2010 written by Vicki Bale

Lots of decorative items were enhanced by plating, you can probably think of many. Jewellery, Cutlery, buttons, bathroom fittings, car and motor cycle parts and light casings, etc. Door Furniture was plated in nickel and later in chrome. The highly polished shiny finishes on door knockers, door knobs, letter plates and escutcheons made bold statements on front doors and required no polishing.

Unlacquered or Lacquered Brass?

April 4, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Georgian Brass Door Knobs

This is a question we are often asked, so here is an attempt to clarify things.

We have elected to offer only unlacquered brass on our website, this is because we are in the business of traditional brassware. All our brass door furniture and window furniture is just as our forebears produced it, without lacquer!