About Us

The Horton Brasses web blog is the company, travel, and general web blog of Horton Brasses Inc of Cromwell, Connecticut.

Visit our company website at Horton-Brasses.com.

Our History


We use actual antique hardware for our dies and patterns, and still employ many of the same painstaking methods used by early American craftsman. Since our beginning, no compromise is allowed to affect the authenticity or quality of our hardware.

Founder Frank Abner Horton

My great-grandmother, Angeline Horton, was an antique dealer with a need for fine hardware. So my great-grandfather Frank Horton, using his skills as a tool and die maker, began making reproduction hardware in 1936 in his basement. He established his reputation by making hardware for many of the finest antique dealers in the east.

Four Generations of Commitment to Quality

james-hortonBarbara C. and James B. Horton

Jim Horton and his wife Barbara took over the business from Frank. They in turn sold it to their daughter Barbara and her husband Toby Rockwell (now retired). Those generations held to Frank’s high standards, added foundry expertise, and expanded our product line. I hold the reins now and hope that maybe one of my children will want to join the business. I’m proud of our heritage, and continue Horton Brasses’ commitment to producing the finest cabinet and furniture hardware, and the finest customer service for you, our customers.

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