01:11PM | 07/22/01
Member Since: 07/21/01
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Does anybody know who sells reading knob works or where I can get replacements? I'm trying to replace my mortise lock sets as most of them are broken or are missing parts.



03:12PM | 02/11/08
Member Since: 02/10/08
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I live in the Reading Pennsylvania area. I personally have collected hardware and have access to a source of hardware manufactured in Reading.

If you are more specific as to the details of the hardware you are looking for I might be able to help.

I also have a collection of antique and Reading made furniture hardware including locks, escutcheons, knobs, pulls, keys, furniture latches, locks, and decorative trim. (I also recently bought a parts cabinet from an antique dealer that retired. It has 50 drawers of parts.)

A picture of sought items will help.

Best of luck,



03:48PM | 10/17/11
Member Since: 10/17/11
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Paul and others,

I am looking for internal parts for Reading Knob Works mortise locks/handles, especially the internal, cast latch and dead bolt parts & flat springs. Original brass bit keys would be awesome, as well. If you can help, please send me an email: Thank you! :)


Damon dba Patriot Locksmith
Lakewood, OH

(The 18-unit building I live in was built circa 1920 and each unit has approx 6 doors with these RKW bit key mortice sets. They need a little TLC after 90 years(?)...)


10:03PM | 04/03/12
Member Since: 04/03/12
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I too am looking for Reading Knob locksets for my 1923 Florida bungalow. We're you able to find a source? My email is armrey@ Thank you.

Kenneth Blood

03:27PM | 10/22/12
Member Since: 10/22/12
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I am working on 3 church front door locks. The exterior brass has been refinished and looks great, but I found the Reading Hardware Company double mortise locks in need of some TLC. One side plate was cracked has been welded, the lock cylinder "holder" on all 3 need help, 2 have a weak spring on the passage lock. All 3 (6 tumblers have been replaced). I live in Philadelphia PA, as is the stone church built in 1869 and completed in 1894. Of the three mortise locks 1is complete by scavenging parts from the other two. If you have parts Reading is not that far away.



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