Thursday, May 10, 2018

Replacement Hardware

It's always a comfort to slip into Julius Knipl territory.  Even on busy West 17th a business can defy the decades. Barry Supply Company: Replacement Hardware Specialists - music to my ears.  Look at that blue & candy colored lettering, with types of parts supplied inside lined up in jaunty slant formation.  Hardware poetry: kitchen drawer guides, shower door rollers, window balances, obsolete parts.  The parts themselves, serviceably illustrated, are a little obscure to those outside the trade, and this is as it should be.  There's nothing I like better than the arcane languages of specialized businesses & amateur (or scholarly) obsessions.  You have to be in the know.

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