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The world of vintage hardware and antique restoration is resplendant with confusing terminology. Fill yourself in on the important terms and concepts here.
Transom:
 
A horizontal crosspiece over a door or between a door and a window above it.
Transom Operator:
 
A hardware apparatus that is affixed to the wall and allows a transom window to be opened without using a hook and pole.
Transom Window:
 
Small window near the ceiling often above a door or other window that is typically hinged at the bottom and opens in.
Trim:
 
Another word for the set of door knobs, levers, thumb turns, thumb latches, back plates and/or keyhole covers that are mounted to the surface of a door and operate the latch or lock.
Tubular Latch:
 
A cylindrical door latch that is installed into the edge of the door and is operated by a knob or lever via the spindle.
UL Damp Rating
 
A fixture with a UL Damp Rating may be used in sheltered outdoor areas that are protected from direct contact with rain, snow, or excessive moisture.
UL Dry Rating
 
A fixture with a UL Dry Rating may be used in any area, usually indoors, which is not directly exposed to excessive moisture and water.
UL Wet Rating
 
A fixture with a UL Wet Rating is suitable for outdoor locations that receive direct contact with rain, snow or excessive moisture.
Underwriters Laboratory
 
Underwriters Laboratories is a nationally recognized, independent product safety certification organization.
Wall Bracket
 
Wall brackets are typically used as accent lighting in living, dining, or bedrooms, as primary lighting in bathrooms, or on a porch.
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