The Baldwin Story

Discover new insights about Baldwin as a company, our values, and our passion for door hardware.



is the year Baldwin was founded by Severin Fayerman.


pounds of brass stock are brought into our manufacturing facility from local foundries.


degrees is the temperature brass billets are heated to before forging.


tons of force are generated to forge brass billets into knobs, levers and handlesets
NOTE: Baldwin was the first to forge solid brass door hardware at our Reading plant in 1956.


competitors have attained Baldwin's superior level of Lifetime PVD finishing.
NOTE: Baldwin developed the first Lifetime PVD finish for decorative hardware and is the exclusive maker of Lifetime Satin and Polished Nickel finishes.


people on average hand-craft each piece of Baldwin's premium hardware.


72 and 85mm center-to-center European mortise trims are available with any Estate lever or knob.


contemporary levers, knobs and handlesets have been introduced by Baldwin over the past few years.


globally inspired design cues were used for Baldwin’s Couture Collection, including Japanese furniture, French and Greek architecture, and Faberge eggs.