Sunday, July 27, 2014


The blacksmith, beside shoeing 275 horses in 1905, also made hardware for many interior and exterior doors in Amana. One such item was the black Amana lock ( Schlosserei).It was on almost every door and very unique to Amana. The handle was pushed down and out to open the door. Sometimes,as a smudge guard, a black stencil was painted around it. Very nice and still made today through a craft revival

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