Phone: (800) 257-3711
Address: 463 W. Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2705
Prior to 1700 our Ball ancestors were skilled metal workers in England, holding appointment as armour makers to the crown. Succeeding generations worked in metals, including William Ball, a silversmith who established his business in Philadelphia from 1752-1810.
Ball and Ball, founded in 1932 by my father Wm. Ball Jr. with his brother George, has continued since George left in 1936 as a sole proprietorship. First, with my father and since 1971 with myself Wm. Whitman Ball as owner.
In 1998, the company was returned to partnership status by including my sons William W. Ball Jr., and Robert A. Ball; and Bill’s wife Jo Ann, in the ownership of the business.
In 2002, Bob’s wife, Pamela, was made a partner. Having my 2 sons and their wives as partners to carry on the 3rd generation of Ball and Ball is a proud progression for me; and, as each of them has 2 sons, the possibility of Ball and Ball being carried forward to a 4th generation succession of a family business appears promising!
Ball and Ball produces antique reproduction hardware of the highest quality. We have built our reputation by only producing items that are true reproductions. Using the 18th century craftsman as our guide we carefully recreate the expertise of that period. All hardware is produced in our small plant in Exton PA. Our craftsmen take pride in creating something unique every day!
Furniture and Cabinet Hardware
Our line of reproduction Furniture and Cabinet hardware includes, William and Mary Pulls, Queen Ann Pulls, Chippendale pulls, and Victorian pulls. Keyhole Escutcheons for all furniture styles, Locks in brass or iron, Drops, Turns and Knobs. Chest Lifts, Hinges in brass, forged iron and cast iron, Casters and Clock hardware.
Ball and Ball antique reproduction builder’s hardware, is accurate in every detail to original hardware, making it unique among most builders’ hardware available today.
Door and window Hardware
We offer a complete line of hand forged iron H-Hinges, Strap Hinges, Bolts, Thumb Latches and exterior Shutter Hardware. Door hardware for interior and exterior doors in brass, cast iron and hand forged iron, including Rim locks, Mortise locks, Decorative and Plain Hinges and Cremone Bolts. Flush Bolts, Doorknobs, Drops and Lever Handles in many styles. Our window hardware line includes, Sash Locks and Sash lifts, available in many styles.
No restoration or reproduction of an 18th century house is complete without a fireplace. The fireplace was the most important area in early houses and served many uses. Necessity led to many accessories being made for the fireplace. Ball and Ball can expertly reproduce many of these items using the same methods and techniques that were used in the making of the originals. Our Fenders are custom made to the size of your fireplace. We make Andirons, Tools (Shovel, Tongs and Poker), and Tool Stands. Tool stones in marble and soap stone, Trivets, Jamb Hooks. We have made a few very special items including a copy of a Spit Jack; this is a clock type movement powered by a falling weight that turns a spit for slow cooking of large or small game.
Interior and Exterior Lighting Fixtures
We are always expanding our line of interior and exterior lighting fixtures. We currently produce Sconces, Pendants, and Chandeliers in brass, tin, copper, pewter, hand forged iron and bronze. We produce custom fixtures to your designs or we can design a fixture to meet your requirements. We can duplicate almost any fixture that you may desire. All of our fixtures are UL listed to meet current building codes. (Not needed in the 18th century)
Repairs and Refinishing
We also do custom Repairs and Refinishing to your existing hardware or lighting fixtures or almost any metal item.