Sterling Casket Hardware Company was founded by George R. Bailey, Sr. and his son George R. Bailey, Jr.
in August 1909. They chose the name "Sterling" to signify quality since George R. Bailey, Sr. had previously been a
jeweler. The business began in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Maspeth, New York a number of years later. In 1941, after
the death of George R. Bailey, Sr., Geroge (Bob) R. Bailey, III. and his brother Thomas (Tom) E. Bailey took over Sterling
Casket Hardware. In 1965, Sterling Casket Hardware moved all of its equipment to Abingdon, VA, where Tom Bailey took
over the duties of President / CEO.
Sterling Casket Hardware electro-plates, finishes, and assembles steel stampings and zinc castings in nickel, copper,
and golden bronze finishes. Our hand cast zinc parts are some of the finest in the nation.