Decorative Hardware Showcase

June 1, 2005
A round-up of the latest decorative door hardware products available to the locksmith market.

Baldwin Archetypes
The new Baldwin Archetypes are luxurious era-defining door hardware styles and designs meticulously crafted in cast bronze. The three initial Archetypes inspirations, named Chateau, Craftsman and Villa, take their inspiration from the pervasive ambience reflected in the memories of travelers who have absorbed the atmosphere of Louis XIV's France or Renaissance Tuscany or the Craftsman era of early 20th Century California. Available finishes are Dark Bronze, Pewter Bronze and Aged Bronze.

Starting at the home's front door, designers and homeowners will be able to specify handlesets in any of the three designs and in either mortise or tubular platforms. To complete their fashion statement, they will be able to select coordinating hinges, door knockers, full styled bell buttons and house numbers.

To establish the same "spirit of place" within the home, they will be able to select from a full range of passage and privacy locking hardware as well as knobs, levers and deadbolts in any of the three initial Archetypes styles. Cup pulls in each of the three styles will be available to provide the same sense of sophisticated design to interior pocket doors.

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Marks USA

Marks USA introduces the Gold Seal Collection of decorative entry locksets in its Lifetime Warranty Finish. The finish warranty provides the elegance of bright brass without the risk of tarnish or corrosion. All locksets have a full lifetime mechanical warranty as well.

This broad line of good looking entry locksets includes 17 plate designs, 11 knobs or levers with complimentary interior designs. For application assistance or brochure contact: Marks U.S.A., phone (631) 225-5400, e-mail [email protected] or visit

Weiser Elements Series®

Two new additions in the Elements Series®, the Carlisle knobset and the Monterey leverset, offer a fine blend of fashion and function. The graceful oval shape of the new Carlisle is a unique statement of style that fits equally with a modern or traditional home décor. Its classic good looks and smooth curves make the Monterey a popular choice for new homes or home remodeling projects where form and function must be in balance. Whether the choice is Carlisle or Monterey, in any of the five available Decorator Finishes™, these two new designs speak of elegance and good value. For more information, visit


Kwikset® introduces four fashionable new handlesets — Amherst®, Hawthorne®, Shelburne®, and Wellington® — in an array of elegant finishes that complement the latest in home design trends and deliver security and durability for residential doors. Available finishes vary by style and include Lifetime Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, Antique Nickel, Venetian Bronze™, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome and Antique Brass.

All Kwikset UltraMax handlesets feature ANSI Grade 1 decorative deadbolts, three-piece forgings, concealed interior and exterior screws for a streamlined look, a lifetime anti-tarnish finish and a lifetime mechanical warranty.

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Medeco Residential's Parliament and Helena handlesets feature UL 437-listed cylinders, providing protection against picking, drilling, and unauthorized key duplication. The deadbolts are crafted from solid, hardened steel with more than one inch of throw to protect against physical attack to the door or lock.

Medeco Residential's Captive Thumbturn Deadbolt features a removable thumbturn key on the company's line of Residential MAXUM™ Captive Deadbolts that allows for easy exits in emergencies, while providing unoccupied houses with additional protection from burglary.

Medeco products are available through Medeco and authorized Medeco distributors, located by calling Medeco Customer Service at 800-839-3157 (U.S.) or 888-633-3264 (Canada). For more information, visit

Schlage Accents™

Schlage now provides the ability to retrofit virtually any door with the ultimate in elegance and security. Schlage Accents is built on a revolutionary chassis designed to provide field-reversible levers on passage, privacy, and now keyed functions. A patented adjustable through-bolt allows Schlage Accents handlesets to retrofit more than 70 percent of competitors' current designs. Special features like these, along with concealed screws and decorative trim, allow you to reduce the inventory you carry while providing the perfect door hardware choice for homeowners who desire Schlage quality and security. For more information, visit