chicago stock exchange building (1894) ornamental hardware as documented by richard nickel

i spent several hours looking at and digitizing images from richard nickel's chicago stock excange contact sheets the other day. like the garrick, nickel methodically documented each and every detail, including the building's hardware.
adler and sullivan's chicago stock exchange (1894) was outfitted with sullivan-designed cast iron hardware with a bower-barff "rust-proof" finish. the main office doors contained oversized knobs and backplates with monogram. yale and towne fabricated the hardware under the supervision of orr & lockett.

nickel images courtesy of the richard nickel archive, ryerson and burnham archives, art institute of chicago.

ornamental cast iron chicago stock exchange building hardware courtesy of the bldg. 51 museum american architectural artifact archive.

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