By: Jim Fellows, Hardware Manager
Connecticut Lighting Centers recently expanded the Hartford location on Brainard Road to include an impressive new over 1,000 sq. ft. Decorative Hardware Showroom to create a one-stop shopping experience for our customers. One of the leading vendors of Decorative Hardware is a long time local, made in the U.S.A. manufacturer – Colonial Bronze of Torrington, Connecticut.
Since 1927, Colonial Bronze has been a manufacturer of high quality Decorative Hardware including cabinet knobs, drawer pulls, handles, and switch plates as well as specialty functional hardware. Today, the company is still located in Torrington with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that is unsurpassed for quality and durability of products. Colonial Bronze is the only company to offer a written Lifetime Finish Guarantee against tarnishing.
A recent partnership has resulted in a new line of leather and brass hardware called “Tanner’s Craft” – a marriage of the finest leather from Edelman Leather and the solid brass creations of Colonial Bronze. They are also leaders in developing anti-microbial coatings for all of their products-a clear coating to protect products and people from harmful bacteria. In addition, Colonial’s products are certified Green – consisting of 95% pre-consumer recycled material – certified by Scientific Certification Systems, a leading third party auditor of environmental claims.
Connecticut Lighting Centers is proud to support locally owned and operated manufacturers of quality products. Money spent locally stays in the local community longer. For every $100 you spend, $69 returns to the community through taxes, payroll & other expenditures, which in turn invigorates the local economy.
The next time you are in Connecticut Lighting Centers’ Hartford location, make sure you check out the new Decorative and Functional Hardware Showroom and ask our Hardware Specialists about the Colonial Bronze line.