Reimagined Components: A rare vintage Herbrand Tool Co. "York Tool Warehouse" flathead screwdriver key with a perfectly aesthetic patina wearing hangs from a 22'' braided brass rope chain.
Components Found in: Hendersonville NC
~Keys / Locks~
The right key can unlock the door to a lover’s heart, a new and bright opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, a chest of treasure, a deep and dark secret, or even kickstart time itself by the winding of an old grandfather clock…
Historically, companies like PF Corbin (known for their beautifully engraved “Carded keys”) or the Tower company (1865 founder John Tower) who was responsible for the first metal handcuff, can serve as a reminder that there is beauty in having the key to free ourselves, but taking the first step through the door is entirely up to you… One key, one lock… what’s on the other side of the door is infinite possibility.
Although typically small in its monetary value, the worth that common hardware pieces provide is priceless. Keeping the structure which keeps our families safe standing tall and strong, aiding in the functionality of getting us from point A to B, keeping bridges afloat and musicians from missing a note... these small pieces of metal helped evolve us cavemen into the sophisticated, thriving beings that we now are.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.