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    Re: Queen Anne colors

    Some of the trim paint peeled off and revealed an almost fluorescent turquoise. Sanding down a flake from the clapboards shows a yellow-orange, and from a sash, teal. So those are the original 1890...
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    Re: Queen Anne colors

    Went to the Sherwin-Williams store and found that Mr. Moss's paint numbers are no longer valid, even though S-W is still selling the "Downing", "Rookwood", and "Roycroft" colors. Nothing in their...
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    Re: How to key warded locks?

    Thanks for the info. There is a one-dollar pair of skeleton keys at Lowe's that are way too small. Where do I get a bigger blank key?
    One lock-picker's website says that burglars won't have the...
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    Re: Queen Anne colors

    Got the Roger Moss book. I would say that although earth tones are authentic, there are many Victorian houses with bright colors originally, in Indianapolis at least. And, like the house I bought,...
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    How to key warded locks?

    The 1890 house I recently bought has a box lock on every interior door and they, and the front door, have slots for the old warded keys. However, I didn't get any keys. Are there standard sets you...
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    Queen Anne colors

    Recently purchased an 1890 Queen Anne house in a medium-small town in Indiana. A photo from the 1920's shows it painted in two light colors. However, it has five different textures -- plain...
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    Sliding window blinds

    The windows in the 1890 Arts & Crafts house I just bought have wooden louvered blinds that slide up and down in grooves in the window casing. There are three grooves and some windows have three...
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    What lock fits this door?

    Just bought an 1890 Queen Anne with Arts & Crafts woodwork. The back door has a 2-inch hole where the knob and lockset goes. Is there an old mortise lock that fits in this hole? I remember the...
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