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Our customers need solutions on a daily basis which simply are not available in our catalog, nor that of any other door hardware manufacturer. The true value of Classic Brass to our dealers is our desire to be ‘the solution’ to their client's unique requirements. We have the flexibility and technical knowledge to address the real world problems other hardware companies cannot react to...unusual plate sizes, limited clearance issues, exotic finishes – we will respond to your needs and offer the solutions you seek. The following short stories are examples of how we have provided Classic Solutions to our valued dealers.

Fifth Avenue

Custom Escutcheons

8/3/2015

Erika's client requested a custom size escutcheon with a unique variation of a ONE STEP edge detail.  The client requested ONE STEP edge on the sides of the escutcheon and a SLAB edge on the top/bottom of the escutcheon to complement the specified Fifth Avenue Collection knob.

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Fifth Avenue Escutcheons

8/3/2015

Dennis’ client was completing an extensive renovation on the east of Florida and had a specific style of metal door already installed to meet hurricane code.  They were interested in upgrading the quality, style and finish of the door hardware without modifying their existing doors.

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Hammered Escutcheons

6/15/2015

Chip's client requested the entire surface of our 2-1/2" x 20" Fifth Avenue escutcheons with the two-step edge detail to be hammered. The client requested the top of the Chautauqua COIN knob to be hammered as well.  Lastly, the client specified their 5" x 20" flush pulls with the hammering detail on the entire surface. 

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Custom Fifth Avenue Escutcheons

1/2/2014

The architect designed unique custom escutcheons for a 50+ door project north of Toronto which were used with our new Fifth Avenue Collection lever. The interior escutcheons were 5” x 20” and were mortised into the face of ebony black doors with a 20” faceplate creating the look of a full wrap around the doors.

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Custom Fifth Avenue M/P Plates

9/1/2013

Jamie was working with a client who requested a narrow escutcheon, due to the available style width and lock backset, to maintain the desired scale of an overall height of 9-3/8” for project requirements.

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Custom Fifth Avenue Flush Pull

2/22/2013

Jose was working with a client on a boutique hotel project, which required custom features. The client selected the Fifth Avenue flush pull with a bevel edge for 288 pocket doors. The customer required a unique pocket depth of 1” and concealed screws.

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36" Slab Edge Escutcheon

1/15/2013

Kurt's customer required an unusually long escutcheon to properly complement the scale of a 10'-0" door. He substituted our standard 8" c-c Fifth Avenue pull with our 14" c-c pull to balance the escutcheon.

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Custom Fifth Avenue Flush Pull

9/1/2012

Lou was in need of a custom size flush pull to meet the style and scale requirements of pocket doors on a project.

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Custom Rose

8/1/2012

Bret’s customer selected the Fifth Avenue Collection for their project, however they had a very narrow stile condition which required very small roses and the client preferred to not have exposed screwheads.

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Unique Fifth Avenue Edge

6/1/2012

David’s client wanted to create a unique edge on a Fifth Avenue escutcheon. He contacted us to discuss the possibility of machining a ‘V’ groove on the face of the escutcheon.

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Custom Fifth Avenue Knob

4/4/2012

Russell was involved in a large renovation project in the suburbs of Toronto and his client’s had selected Fifth Avenue Collection for their home. To coordinate with the interior door hardware, his client’s inquired about the possibility of creating a larger Fifth Avenue Knob for their entry doors.

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Hand Hammered Oval Knob

10/1/2011

Kurt’s customer selected the Fifth Avenue Collection oval knob and escutcheon for their project. The customer desired a unique look and asked us if we would hand-hammered the oval center of the knob along with a slightly larger overall size escutcheon.

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