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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.

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Hammered Cabinet Backplates

10/4/2016

Its all in the details...Tori's client selected our new Après Collection cabinet knobs, square backplates and 8” c-c pulls for her project.  She was very particular about the size, type and location of the slot head screws.  

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Exterior Multi Point Window Trim

3/21/2016

Joey was working on a project with a number of Multi Point windows.  The client wanted to add a feature to some of the large windows so they would have the appearance of doors.

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Low Profile Flush Pull

3/21/2016

Peter’s customer originally ordered flush pull hardware for a 1-3/4” door.  During the fulfillment process of the customer door order, the doors were delivered as 1-3/8”.  His client needed a solution for privacy pocket door trim and lock.

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Large Knob

3/21/2016

Keith’s client requested a large knob and rose half dummy to place in the center of a large entry door.

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Cathedral Finials

8/3/2015

David specified a number of architectural grade hinges on the project with the Cathedral finial option.  His client specified hinge pin stops, which required a custom Cathedral finial.

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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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Engraved Plaques

6/15/2015

Brooks' client requested two custom engraved plaques for two penthouse units located on the upper east side of Manhattan.

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Sliding Door Set

6/15/2015

Kent's client selected a specific style pull and turnpiece to be designed with our SLAB edge escutcheon for sliding glass doors.

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Engraved Plaque

4/24/2015

Bryce's customer requested a custom engraved 3" x 2" plaque with PUSH to complement the same edge as the Fifth Avenue Push Plate they selected.

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Custom Door Viewer

4/24/2015

Their client was specifying hardware for a new forty-three condominium unit on the east side of Manhattan.  In addition to several other custom hardware items, they requested Antoinette develop a viewfinder with a swingcover feature on the interior side of the entrance door.

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6" Surface Bolt

11/7/2013

Jack was working with a client, requesting a modification to a surface bolt for a door. This customization required a reduction to the overall length of the surface bolt guides.

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M/P Window Operator

6/19/2013

Kara was working with clients selecting hardware for their new residence. The M/P window style is extremely narrow and the available style width was slightly larger than the standard escutcheon width of 1” and would require modification to the specifications. In addition, the clients requested concealed screws.

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Flush Pull

3/8/2013

Amparito's client selected a standard flush pull – but needed a modification for a low profile flush pull with entrance function. She needed the flush pull designed to 1/8” projection for a pocket door. The client’s residential project required flexibility in developing a solution.

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Custom Lever

3/8/2013

John was working with a client on a Kiawah Island residence, which was undergoing extensive remodeling. The client selected a lever from the traditional St. Georges Collection. The new M/P doors and screen doors, in several locations of the residence, would not accommodate the standard projection lever – the space was too narrow. The client needed customization of the lever to meet specifications of 7/8” for clearance, from the standard 1-5/8".

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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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Custom Escutcheons

7/1/2012

David’s customer was in need of a large custom size escutcheon to cover a shower tile installation issue on a project.

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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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Bevel Edge Escutcheons

5/1/2012

Jon contacted us to discuss his requirement for 30 degree bevel edge escutcheons in several unique sizes.

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