Virginie. Door Knob. December 05th , 2017.
If you think about it, the door knob began the whole movement towards security and safety in the home. Before the door knob, doors would just push open when someone wanted to get inside or go out. Then along came the door knob. It was a great way to keep a door from opening accidentally. A door knob also offered a side benefit of keeping the elements out of the house. Imagine how things would be in a storm without a door knob. Rain and wind would rush in every time.
As time went on, styles of knobs came and went, and it was only in more modern times that the door knobs we used seemed to become a bit more boring, and just looked at as things that are meant to open a door. It`s possible the boring state of today`s door knobs is what caused many hardware manufacturers to go back in time and start lines of pieces that are reproductions of those fascinating antique door knobs. Those reproductions have become a major income for those companies as people continually look for new ways to dress up their home.
Interior rooms are different from exterior ones in both purpose and facility. For example, exterior doors are exposed to the outside which makes it essential for them to be an attractive bright color to magnetize other`s focus. Again they are more often reached for by people from the outside. So, they need to have a proper security system to maintain safety measures of the house. This is why manufacturers design exterior door knobs differently. However, inside lever knobs are free from these concerns.
But the real money seems to be in the door knobs that were really from that time. Just as much as the other collectibles and antiques in old estates can get a pretty penny at auction, the antique door knobs in those homes are also commanding top dollar at estate sales and auctions. During World War II, many people pulled the brass doorknobs from their homes to help the government in their collections of brass to make war goods. Having one of these brass goodies today can fetch a pretty penny at an auction. How much would you pay for antique door knobs? How about $8,300 for just one knob? That`s the price that the `Doggie knob` fetched at an auction. The beautifully carved bronze knob with a pooch looking through the center was created in the late 1800s. There are believed to be only two of them in existence.
Wholesale door knobs are available for different purposes such as passage, privacy etc. Dummy door knobs are also available, which are non-functioning and are used on closets and French doors. The passage knobs are non-locking, working knob sets and the privacy knobs have a push stem on the rosette and are usually used in bathrooms and bedrooms as they need to be locked. Ornamented and magnificent door knobs are available in wholesale shops in different models.
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