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Baldwin Brass Center By: Nancy Campbell
016 will be like no other year for the Compleat Baldwin Brass Center. Established in 1979 as the first Baldwin retail store, the local showroom has been a fixture in the West Reading Business Community for 37 years. In 1991, the store became privately owned by the Campbell family. With a 25-year-old commitment to building the business and expanding the showroom, West Reading became a place we called home. The West Reading community continues to thrive with new shops and a spirit of entrepreneurism. The vast diversity of shops and restaurants has enhanced our reputation as a shopping/dining destination. To add to the excitement, Baldwin Hardware Corporation is also celebrating something special. Established in 1946, Baldwin is 70 years BOLD. Exploring a bit of Baldwinâ€™s history, one fact stands out. Quality reigns supreme, always has and always will. Baldwin is the epitome of quality and offers design and style to reflect the desires and aesthetics of the homeowner. With this reputation of excellence, there is no doubt that Baldwin will continue to be a staple in the industry for many years to come.
Although the Compleat Baldwin Brass Center started its existence with sales purely of Baldwin Hardware, the showroom has evolved into much more than that. With an interest in home dĂŠcor, we offer a wide array of interior lighting for your home. While the popularity of brass ebbs and flows, we find that brass accents are
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less of a trend and more of a classic mainstay. In the lighting area, we also offer brass, satin nickel, bronze and aged brass finishes to accessorize your home. Also known for our fine collection of giftware, selections of Simon Pearce hand blown crystal, Polish Pottery, and Howard Miller clocks, curios, bars and gaming tables are displayed and available through us. Colonial Candles are offered in fashion-forward colors and a variety of sizes.
Baldwin ornaments remain extremely popular not only at Christmastime, but throughout the year as well. With over 200 to choose from, they will capture your imagination. An ornament for every occasion, the milestones in the life of a family, a friendship, nature, patriotic and military symbols, can all be found in this collection. Of local interest, a Pagoda ornament along with its history has been created for our Berks County heritage. Custom ornaments for weddings, favors, sporting teams or corporate gifts can also be designed. Etched from solid brass and finished with 24kt. gold, these ornaments are crafted in the USA. Ever responsive to the needs and desires of our clients, we expanded to offer a kitchen and bath design center. This expansion developed from our desire to offer quality products designed specifically for the kitchen and bath. Our Baldwin Design Team simplifies the process of creating a dream kitchen or bathroom.