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Books and Stories

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Books & Stories by Web & Jill Wilson

Over the years Web Wilson has published many articles in newspapers and magazines, and has authored several books on various aspects of the antiques business. We hope you find some interesting reading here.




Great Glass In American Architecture, E.P. Dutton, New York, 1986


The first and still the best book about the fabulous decorative windows found in America’s 19th. Century homes, institutions, and commercial buildings. Originally published in both hard and soft cover.

Now long out of print but still available on many used book sites. Web has used copies for sale from time to time that he will sign for you. If you would like your copy signed, that can also be arranged. Please inquire by email of call 800-508-0022.

Antique Hardware Price Guide, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, 1999


A comprehensive study of American builders’ hardware including information on all the important manufacturers, detailed images of everything from doorknobs to sash lifts, and a concise history of American architectural history and decorative arts.

Paperback, with hundreds of color and b/w illustrations.

Signed copies $15, postage included.

The Spectrum of Victorian Decorative Windows, Architectural Ecology, 1980


The best concise survey of all the different decorative glass techniques found in American 19th Century buildings. Stained glass, etched glass, beveled glass and more.

Paper, 24 pages, fully illustrated. Limited quantity of the original printing.

Signed copies $12, postage included.



Schools & Rules: Reading Between the Lines of American Hardware History

Some hardware historians would have us think that when it came time to select doorknob designs, American builders and building owners

Mystery of the Boston Metallic Companies

THE FACTS…From a distance this passage knob looks like it should be from MCCC c.1869 or 70 but a closer examination, especially a comparison of the reverse

The Turkey Dinner Door Knob

No matter what you collect, or how long you have been collecting, there are things out there you would never believe existed, yet the ultimate goal of colleting is

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