door bars, Lepley stone house, Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA

Door brackets from the Lepley stone house

These hand-forged brackets, which are sometimes referred to as "Injun Bars" in Somerset County, were used to bar the front door of the Lepley stone house in Southampton township. They held a wooden beam that prevent the door from being forced open. The last upstairs room had similar brackets. These brackets were removed by one of my first cousins, and saved, when the Lepley stone house was demolished.

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