PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Jeff Joughin likes to say that his great-grandpa, John, started Joughin Hardware a year after Custer’s Last Stand.

Jeff loves history, and his rambling 139-year-old emporium in downtown Painesville amounts to a museum of tools and more.

In four connected buildings and an outbuilding, Jeff sells old-time drawer pulls, hinges and just about anything else useful in fixing up the many Victorian homes in historic Painesville, Lake County’s seat.

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