Architectural Conservation, Historic Preservation
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Pennsylvania State Capitol, Finance Building Entrances
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Bronze Door and Pivoting Hardware Restoration

The restoration of six sets of monumental bronze doors included the straightening and re-securing of bottom bronze panels, removal and remanufacturing new pivot hardware top and bottom and repairs to the full length locking mechanism.  We also fabricated a number of damaged or missing parts such as lock handles.

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Pennsylvania State Capitol Finance Building Bronze Doors

Pennsylvania State Capitol Finance Building Bronze Doors
View of solid pivot pin after cutting

View of solid pivot pin after cutting
Bottom Pivot Hinge in the process of extraction

Bottom Pivot Hinge in the process of extraction
View of devise used to remove Bottom Pivot Hinge Pin

View of devise used to remove Bottom Pivot Hinge Pin
Close up view of failed bearings

Close up view of failed bearings
Close up view of new bottom pivot pin fitting into position

Close up view of new bottom pivot pin fitting into position
View of top pivot hinge retainer

View of top pivot hinge retainer
View of door locking mechanism

View of door locking mechanism