Shining Light on Colonial Bronze – Decorative Hardware

By: Jim Fellows, Hardware Manager

Colonial Bronze

Local, made in the U.S.A. manufacturer – Colonial Bronze of Torrington, Connecticut.

Connecticut Lighting Centers recently expanded the Hartford location on Brainard Road to include an impressive new over 1,000 sq. ft. Decorative Hardware Showroom to create a one-stop shopping experience for our customers. One of the leading vendors of Decorative Hardware is a long time local, made in the U.S.A. manufacturer – Colonial Bronze of Torrington, Connecticut.

Colonial Bronze Switch Plate

Colonial Bronze Switch Plates are available in any cut out.

Since 1927, Colonial Bronze has been a manufacturer of high quality Decorative Hardware including cabinet knobs, drawer pulls, handles, and switch plates as well as specialty functional hardware. Today, the company is still located in Torrington with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that is unsurpassed for quality and durability of products. Colonial Bronze is the only company to offer a written Lifetime Finish Guarantee against tarnishing.

Colonial Bronze - Tanners Craft

Tanner’s Craft – featuring Edelman Leather.


A recent partnership has resulted in a new line of leather and brass hardware called “Tanner’s Craft” – a marriage of the finest leather from Edelman Leather and the solid brass creations of Colonial Bronze. They are also leaders in developing anti-microbial coatings for all of their products-a clear coating to protect products and people from harmful bacteria. In addition, Colonial’s products are certified Green – consisting of 95% pre-consumer recycled material – certified by Scientific Certification Systems, a leading third party auditor of environmental claims.

Connecticut Lighting Centers is proud to support locally owned and operated manufacturers of quality products. Money spent locally stays in the local community longer. For every $100 you spend, $69 returns to the community through taxes, payroll & other expenditures, which in turn invigorates the local economy.

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“Decorative Hardware is the jewelry for your house,” Jim Fellows explains. Decorative Hardware includes cabinet pulls, door pulls, hinges, doorknobs and knockers, bathroom accessories and more. All of these products are functional, but also accent your home–making them both decorative and functional.

The key is that Connecticut Lighting Centers is bringing the same tradition of superior customer service to the Hardware industry—making it fun and exciting to shop for Hardware. We have knowledgeable Hardware Specialists on hand that are dedicated to assisting all your Hardware needs.

“Adding Hardware was a no-brainer,” added Jim. Now, Connecticut Lighting Centers can easily coordinate Lighting with Hardware to better accent your home. It also creates a one-stop shopping destination for all your Lighting, Fans, Decorative Hardware and Home Accent needs.

Some of the Hardware vendors include many that are made in the U.S.A., as well as right here in Connecticut such as Colonial Bronze.

Curious? Come visit our new Hardware Showroom at our Hartford location. Before you visit, take a sneak peek at what we have available and browse our Decorative Hardware Brochure.

Hardware Brochure

Connecticut’s Source for Decorative and Functional Hardware!

Step inside our Decorative and Functional Hardware Showroom in our Hartford location and Hardware Department in Southington. We have every style, size, design and price point.  You will never look at hardware the same again! Browse our online hardware brochure below to look at a small sample of our featured products and vendors.

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Switch It Up With Custom Switch Plates

Switch it up with our new line of decorative Connecticut-Made switch plates by Colonial Bronze.

Colonial Bronze is a local company in Torrington, CT that has been crafting superior decorative hardware and switch plates since 1927. All the switch plates are certified green and made from 95% recycled solid brass. They come with a lifetime tarnish free finish guarantee.

You can easily match your home’s décor with forty finishes to choose from including brass, copper, pewter, chrome, nickel and satin black. And, you can really switch things up with twenty-five Edelman leather wrap options (see gallery below for all leather wrap options)! The switch plates come in four designs – Square Deco, Colonial, Arlington, or Square Bevel. They also come in any combination of cut outs to fit toggles, GFI, Decora, outlet, cable and phone jack covers.

Square Deco Switch Plate

Square Deco Switch Plate

Colonial Switch Plate

Colonial Switch Plate

Arlington Switch Plate

Arlington Switch Plate

Square Bevel Switch Plate

Square Bevel Switch Plate

Designing your own switch plate is easy as 1-2-3:

Colonial Bronze Switch Plate

Colonial Bronze Switch Plates are available in any combination of cut outs.

1. Choose any one of four styles
2. Create any combination of cut outs
Choose a finish

Adding new switch plates is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to enhance the aesthetic of any room. You will be amazed at the difference that a few new switch plates can make. We invite you to check our new switch plate displays by visiting our showrooms. Before you visit, view our finishes and leather wraps below.

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