About Us

IRONMONGER is the forerunner and the leading authority on European mechanisms and their applications in the United States. The brainchild of John Hurst, IRONMONGER was the first distributor of modern European hardware stateside, literally introducing iconic product manufacturers like d line, HEWI, FSB and modric.

At the time, the early 1970’s, we revolutionized the way American architects conceptualized and designed interior and exterior spaces. To this day, our name alone garners respect nationwide.

d line M Lever

Hewi Nylon Products

FSB 1035 Lever

Modric 2301 Door Stop






In the beginning, IRONMONGER’s reputation as purveyor of ‘what’s new & hot’ whetted the appetites of trend-setting Architects and Designers. Showcasing the new injection-molded thermoplastic Nylon by Heinrich Wilke GmbH (HEWI) alongside innovations by Knud Holscher (d line) Alan Tye (modric), and modern classics by Johannes Potente (designer for FSB), kept all eyes on us.

Based in Chicago, IRONMONGER continues to serve as “America’s source for Europe’s hardware.” And in keeping up with the ever-expanding global market, we now represent manufacturers from around the world – including places ‘down under’ like New Zealand and Australia; places in the Far East like Japan and China – whose designs and quality materials rival those of their European counterparts.


What’s more, we continue to uncover and re-discover homegrown sources for architectural hardware from right here in the ‘good ole’ USA. Accurate Lock and Hardware, out of Stamford, Connecticut, manufactures custom products, locks, and specialty hardware of the highest quality. In the 70's, they custom-manufactured U.S. mechanisms when the European manufacturers had none.

Today, 44 years later, we continue the tradition. With innovative architectural designers like Marcus Halliday (Halliday + Baillie – New Zealand) busk + Hertzog (designers for FROST A/S founded by Hans Frost), Piet Boon (designer for FORMANI by Pim Aarts, Managing Director), IRONMONGER guarantees that ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet!’


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In the beginning...