When strolling through old European towns, I love to look at antique and renaissance hardware on old doors. There is always a story and rich history behind them
Featured image: This lock is made by Frank Koralewski in 1911, and is covered with gold, silver and bronze
These locks go back hundreds of years, some to the Middle ages. (First five pictures I took when strolling through Passau)
This old door and lock below from 1585 has a historic significance. It is in the Townhall of Dettelbach, where my paternal grandfather served as a Mayor in 1950’s.
The lock mechanism from a medieval door lock. I took this picture at at an old fortress chapel below
Looking to to some home improvements? Some ideas below: