• January 9, 2007

Antique Door Hardware & Lock Repair

When your lock is almost 100 years old, you need to make friends with a good lock repairman



When you have a problem with an antique lock you can’t just call a locksmith.

Our 95 year old door handle has become a little temperamental in the past few years. On different occasions our lock has jammed, the door knob has broken off, and the door wouldn’t open from the outside.

I contacted Liz’s Anique Hardware, a Los Angeles institution, about our problem. I spoke with Bryan Wood and learned that he often fixes old hardware and locks in the West Adams area. Bryan has been out to our house several times and has gotten our door handle back up and running.

Bryan was just here last night. Hopefully, our door hardware will be good for another year.

Call Liz’s Anique Hardware 323.939.4403 and ask for Bryan Wood in the antique hardware section.

Update: If you are in the Los Angeles area, Bryan Wood can now be reached through email at [email protected] or phone: 310-880-0955

Comments { 6 }
  1. Brad Rosenberger

    We have an antique brass doorlock set that needs repair and refinishing. Do you do this kind of work. Do you need pictures?

  2. Christopher Busta-Peck

    That exterior lockset is amazing.

  3. Rodger Blevins

    I have a keyed pocket insert lock that I would like to repair. However, I cannot get it out of the old door. Any suggestions would be appreciated. ?<

  4. Bryan Wood

    I am no longer at Liz’s Hardware, but you can certainly call them for information and replacement hardware. If you are in the L.A. area email me at [email protected] or call me at 310-880-0955

  5. wayne souza

    I have an old fashion door lock
    it as two button on the face plate
    to lock the door this lock box
    need to be repair and I saw this ad
    so just wondering if you repair this type
    of locks
    I am here in hawaii an can’t find anyone
    to repair these type of box
    its face plate 7 1/2 h 1″w 1/8 t
    the lock box 5 1/4h 3 1/2d 5/8w
    please let me know if can or if you
    know where I can fine one
    thanks for your time

    • Bryan Wood

      Wayne, email me some pictures directly and I will give you my opinion. I may be able to find you a replacement, and talk your handyman through how to remove the old one. Bryan – [email protected]

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