Baldwin is an accessories and accents company specializing in all things related to door knobs, deadbolts, keyless entry, doorbells, light switches, cabinet handles and hinges. Baldwin dedicates their efforts in honing an unparalleled design and craftsmanship. Their tenet promotes elegance, luxury and redefined appeal in their products. Their portfolio of work includes categories in style that fit looks in classic, federal, colonial, rustic, contemporary, French, couture or Victorian themed aesthetics.
Baldwin company was founded by Severin Fayerman in 1946. About 100,000 lbs. of brass stock are brought into their manufacturing facility from local foundries. In their factory, they can heat brass at 1300 degrees before its forging, then apply 200 tons of force to forge brass billets into knobs, levels and handlesets.
Baldwin was the first company to forge solid brass door hardware at their Reading plant in 1956. Baldwin also developed the first Lifetime PVD finish for decorative hardware and is the exclusive manufacturer of Lifetime Satin and Polished Nickel finishes. No competitor was able to attain Baldwin's superior level of Lifetime PVD finishing.
Baldwin uses the finest materials in making their door knobs. They rely heavily on brass, which is a highly dependable and durable metal that naturally resists corrosion. The company hires skilled artisans that transform raw brass to beautiful hardware through an age old and time-tested technique known as heat forging -- a process that involves pounding hot metal into a specially made die. The method itself requires more intensive work and careful attention to detail, but it produces stronger, heavier products.