Horton Brasses Weblog

The company, travel, and general weblog of Horton Brasses Inc.


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Orion -

just checking the reply function.

Bill Moore -

I was wondering if I could post a picture of a piece of hardware for which I am looking for a match. Is this the correct place to do such a thing? Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Orion -

You can e-mail a picture (in .jpg format please) at orion@horton-brasses.com, I will be happy to help.

Unfortunately the blog is not set up to post pictures. If I understand correctly, there are some server and tech problems with pics in this format.

Jennifer in Maine -

I am looking for a bolt for an antique rope high bed. It is approx. 6 1/2" long. Can anyone help me find one?


Orion Henderson -

Mary- While we cannot repair them, we can probably provide a new bail that will fit the post. Can you send us the broken part? Send it to:

Horton Brasses Inc
Attn: Orion
49 Nooks Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

Orion Henderson -


We have bed bolts for wooden beds in 6" or 7" lengths. To the best of my knowledge no one makes 6-1/2" anymore. A professional refinisher will be able to fit a new 7" bolt to your old bed with a little work. You can check your local yellow pages under "refinishing" to find someone. Other than that, you can look online for actual antique bed hardware. www.houseofantiquehardware.com may be able to assist. I wish I could offer more suggestions.

Suzanne Wallace -

I am trying to locate a replacement for a porcelain ball finial that was on a white wrought iron bed. I occasionally see them on new beds, but can't find anyone who will sell just the porcelain ball finial. Do you know of any suppliers?

Tom Galentine -

I am looking to rebuild a dresser and would like to find out where I can get the metal tracks for the drawers to slide out the drawers easly. Wood on wood just does not work to well. I don't even know the proper name for them. but I would like to find out some more information and order them.