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Bower-Barff Beveled Cast Iron Door Set, c1905 Item # R1820

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Bower whaaat?? Developed by Professor Barff in the 1870s and improved by George Bower and his son Anthony by the early 1880s, the Bower-Barff process used high heat and gases to create a coating of magnetic oxides on the surface of Iron and steel, rendering the metal "rustless."

Yale & Towne secured the exclusive rights to the Bower-Barff process for builder's hardware in the United States in the late 1880s, and some of the most famous buildings of the era, including many by Louis Sullivan, utilized Bower-Barff hardware.

Bower-Barff is such a bomb-proof finish that restoration is virtually impossible. Just as in the days when it was made, it is what it is - what you see is what you get.

  • Historical Style: Period Basics: Classic

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Bower-Barff Beveled Cast Iron Door Set, c1905

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