Thursday, May 10, 2018
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.