Allen & Baron Early Years Allen & Baron 1937

table lamp repair | soldering | re-wiring

This table lamp had a break just above the socket where it is handled most for adjusting it's direction.  It was soldered into position, then colored to blend in with the existing finish.  New wiring was also provided.

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powder coating | outdoor furniture | restore

Did you know that we also offer powder coating in a rainbow of colors?  This table and chair set was given new life with a great finish for outdoor applications.  We also provided the new stained walnut seats and table top.

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antique restoration | brass scale | marble base

Here is a before and after of an antique brass scale with a marble base.  We returned it to it's original condition by hand cleaning the marble base and gave the brass a  polished finish.  A coating of lacquer was applied to help prevent it from tarnishing.

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lighting restoration | crystal replacement | re-wiring

This wedding cake fixture had been waiting for us in storage for many years.  It was given what we call a soft, butler brass finish, then lacquered to keep it from tarnishing.  The crystal was individually hand cleaned and hung.

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re-tinning copper pot | tin lining | copper pot restoration

Do you have that favorite copper pot or pan than you just love but it has lost it's luster or more important the tin lining is gone?  This hammered copper pot with brass handles was cleaned, polished and re-tin lined and is as good if not better than new.

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dent removal | bowl repair | silver repair and restoration

We realize the value of your silver items – not only from a monetary value but also from a sentimental value. We have always utilized the old methods of silver repair and restoration – some of our tools are well over 100 years old.  We also perform detailed repairs with ...

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front door hardware restoration

In by 9:00 out by 4:00 that's our same day service Monday through Thursday.  Here is a before & after of a set that was given new life with a dark oil rubbed bronze finish.  Give us a call at (847)251-0187 if you'd like to know more about our same ...

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exterior hardware plating & finishing

We did this project for a commercial builder in Chicago over a 3 week period.  They were restoring the exterior hardware on a building with over a dozen exterior doors. Vintage thumb levers, mail slots and cylinders were provided as well as our own wilmette hardware mortise locks.  The finish ...

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front door hardware restoration | old brass

The steel back plates and knobs on this exterior front door hardware were given our old brass finish.  Now the entire set matches.

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brass barometer | weather gauge | polished brass

Here is a before and after of a great old wall mounted brass barometer.   Not only did we give it a polished brass finish, we also took apart and cleaned the glass and reading plate.

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