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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.

escutcheons

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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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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Custom Entrance Escutcheon

4/24/2015

Brooks' client was restoring a pair of large entry doors for a residence in Hudson, NY and was in need of oversized escutcheons to conceal areas of the doors which could not be repaired.  They requested a pair of 8-1/2” x 12-5/16” escutcheons with a two-step edge.

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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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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 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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Lighting Escutcheon

7/1/2012

Ada’s client requested a larger backplate for a fine Italian light fixture. The client required the light to be mounted on the escutcheon and the escutcheon to mount on the wall with no screw heads exposed.

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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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Custom Size Escutcheons

5/1/2012

The Brown family of Pittsburgh purchased a historic home for renovation and contacted Susan to discuss custom escutcheons that would be appropriate for their existing doors due to the narrow stiles.

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Exterior Escutcheons

1/11/2012

Susan contacted us to discuss an inquiry for a custom exterior escutcheon (3" x 12-3/4"). Her client requested a three step edge detail similar to the Fifth Avenue Collection two step edge profile.

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Large Hutter Rosette

12/1/2011

The customer had a unique request for a larger rosette to compliment the scale of their door.

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Custom Hutter Escutcheon

9/1/2011

Russell’s client was involved in the renovation of a residence with old interior doors which were going to be refurbished. The interior designer selected the 2.5” x 4.75” Hutter Collection arch-top escutcheon, however, the overall height of the rose was not sufficient to cover holes previously drilled in the door...

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