Sunday, 17 November 2013

Silbury Antiques and Architectural Salvage: Our small homage to Gibbons of Wolverhampton

Silbury Antiques and Architectural Salvage: Our small homage to Gibbons of Wolverhampton: In our little world of salvaging for old door furniture we have come across Gibbons of Wolverhampton every now and then. Mostly brass and br...

Our small homage to Gibbons of Wolverhampton

In our little world of salvaging for old door furniture we have come across Gibbons of Wolverhampton every now and then. Mostly brass and bronze door furniture and always top quality.

We have found this page, that shows the history of this company somewhat from the beginning. They claimed to have been founded in 1670.

http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/locks/gazetteer/gibbons/gibbons.htm

We ourselves use Gibbons doorhandles in our own house, see the below Rim Lock Picture with wonderful bronze Gibbons handles


On our Website you will find these products we currently have available by Gibbons of Wolverhampton

http://www.silburyantiques.com/1990/Gibbons-Patent-Cast-Bronze-Door-Knobs-pair

http://www.silburyantiques.com/1411/Large-bronze-escutcheon-Gibbons

http://www.silburyantiques.com/1157/Bronze-sash-lift-Gibbons-of-Wolverhampton

http://www.silburyantiques.com/1137/Cast-iron-and-brass-rim-lock-Gibbons

We did have some others, but they have long gone. Always top quality items, with which you just can't go wrong and will last you easily another 100 years.
So here are our current offerings for Gibbons





Saturday, 9 November 2013

Silbury Antiques and Architectural Salvage: From rusty old metal to website

Silbury Antiques and Architectural Salvage: From rusty old metal to website: Sorry for my lack of new posts lately. I thought I show you some before and after posts. Here are the Gibbons Mortice Locks before and in...

From rusty old metal to website

Sorry for my lack of new posts lately. I thought I show you some before and after posts.

Here are the Gibbons Mortice Locks before and in this picture there are also 3 bolts, which are nearly ready for the our website


And here are handles in their full glory


We are fans of Gibbons as they produce top quality products. And these handles are different. They have a flat bottom, which makes for a brilliant grip. Normally handles with that shape are round all over. You can find full detail here
http://www.silburyantiques.com/1990/Gibbons-Patent-Cast-Bronze-Door-Knobs-pair

As you can see we use Gibbons Handles in our own house.