Door hardware from wrought iron.

I was sent this part of a latch to make another for a 1830's house in NY. It was a bit loose. I removed the paint and disassembled it.
I was sent this part of a latch to make another for a 1830’s house in NY. It was a bit loose. I removed the paint and disassembled it.
The new hardware was forged from an old wraught iron wagon wheel.
The new hardware was forged from an old wraught iron wagon wheel.

The new hardware was forged from an old wraught iron wagon wheel.

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IMG_20141027_035033 You can see one of the test peices in the back ground. I forged 6 or seven of these in mildsteel before moving to the rarer wrought iron.

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One is the original hardware repaired using a traditional penny weld the other is a reproduction forged out of wraught iron from a wagon wheel.

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One is the original hardware repaired using a traditional penny weld (forge braze) the other is a reproduction forged out of wraught iron from a wagon wheel.