This section is from the book "Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol6", by G. A. T. Middleton. Also available from Amazon: Modern Buildings.
In selecting Ironmongery, such as door and window furniture, whether it be for a public or a domestic building, the architect cannot be too careful that the various fittings are suitable for their purpose, and that they are of first-class quality. Inferior ironmongery is a source of continual annoyance. It is proposed in the present chapter to deal with this subject in the following order - Hinges, Latches, Locks and Furniture, Bolts and Fastenings; and to explain the different varieties of each in general use, and the positions for which they are suitable.