Ice Box Hardware

Traditional Ice Box in Burnished NickelWilmette Hardware offers highly detailed ice box hardware including ice box hinges and latches for appliance panels (sub zero, thermador, Viking, etc) as well as pantry and cabinet doors.

We have developed a line of ice box hardware manufactured and designed by Wilmette Hardware. This hardware is fabricated using an ultra-precise CNC machining process and all components are hand fit and finished. The most popular finish in this hardware collection is a polished nickel although all of our other finishes are available.

We have these on display in our showroom in Wilmette and you will be able to see them in the future at several fine cabinetry and millwork showrooms. If you are a architect or designer we do have outside sales representatives in Chicago, California and the North East.


sample hinges & latches

Traditional Ice Box latch

Cabinet IceBox Latch

This reproduction ice box latch is fabricated from solid brass on CNC machines and finished right on our facilities in Wilmette, Illinois.





Traditional Ice Box Hinge

Icebox Latch

Our traditional ice box hinge is crafted from the finest brass material and has clean oval head slotted fasteners.






Armstrong ice box Latch

Al Bar IceBox Latch

This ice box latch was inspired by a late 1930's latch with a clean modern feel.






Armstrong ice box hinge

Al Bar IceBox Latch

This ice box hinge was inspired by a late 1930's hinge with a clean modern feel.






Currently in production: Contemporary interpretation Ice Box Hardware

Historic Icebox
Wilmette Hardware will provide a complete hardware solution. Typically designing the hardware begins with a detailed sketch. Prototypes can then be created for review by the client prior to production. Various methods are used to fabricate the hardware - some of these methods include CNC machines, investment casting, and hand tooling.
original sketch

These captioned hardware pieces are being fabricated and finished for a more contemporary kitchen with vintage ice box. The hardware will be finished in silver and hand waxed. All fasteners and functional components will also be

Ice Box Latch Sketch
finished to match.

If you are looking for a custom solution to your kitchen and are considering ice box hardware we would love to have the opportunity to discuss your project with you.


Details to consider discussing with us:

Ice Box Hinge by Al Bar

  • offset measurements, details & drawings
  • finish preference
  • screw length (based on your door thickness)
  • options such as dummy latches, cupboard latches & other cabinet hardware





Wilmette Hardware History

Wilmette Hardware Walter baron, esq., an attorney who practiced in Chicago, Illinois provided funding for Mr. Burt Allen to start a restoration and plating company in Winnetka, Illinois. Al Bar was founded and these two gentleman later merged with Wilmette Electroplaters (founded in 1937). They moved to our current location in the 1940's. Since then we have acquired Gilbertson's of Chicago, a fine chicago silversmith.

With these combined talents and a desire for both quality and detailed workmanship wilmette hardware was established. Our finishing is completed by hand - the old way - all under one roof in our facilities in Wilmette, Illinois. This allows for much better depth and quality of the finishes you see in our hardware.

G Bettenhausen

Wilmette hardware steps forward under the direction of Gregory Bettenhausen and a team of craftsmen. Greg earned his bachelors degree in business finance from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and his MBA from Lynchburg College in Virginia. We at Al Bar Wilmette & Wilmette Hardware look forward to including your project in our history.


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Ice Box Hinge by Al Bar




Wilmette Hardware

127 Greenbay Road

Wilmette, IL 60091

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