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The process of restoration by Industrial Zebra

The process of restoration by Industrial Zebra

The process of brining items back to life varies enormously depending on the base metal, condition, and other factors but will generally go through a number of processes. Step 1 The first step is to return the item to base metal.  Ordinarily there are large amounts of... read more
Slotted screws

Slotted screws

Most new renovation supply items come with Phillips head screws [1] which were designed in 1935. For period homes slotted screws are generally the correct screws for hardware fittings. Industrial Zebra has a range of original design cut (not rolled) brass and steel... read more
Cast iron door knobs, handles and fittings

Cast iron door knobs, handles and fittings

There is an enormous variety of centre door knobs fitted to Victorian and Edwardian homes though to the between the wars period.  Most are either cast from brass or cast iron. There were many foundries producing them including Archibald Kenrick & Son in West... read more
Transom Window Operators

Transom Window Operators

Many Queenslander and Federation homes were constructed with transom windows or fanlight windows above doors and windows – both internal and external.  These allowed for air flow and circulation. There were various window fixtures designed and patented to enable... read more

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