Virginie. Door Knob. December 03rd , 2017.
Antique glass knobs come at a little costlier price as compared to that of metal and wooden knobs. Therefore, be a little bit of cautious while purchasing your antique glass door knobs. Ask for their genuineness in terms of the guarantee of their quality given by the vendor. Get it written on the bills so that afterwards if they go out of order within the prescribed time period, then you can always claim your money back from the vendor. If chosen wisely, these are enough to make your home a piece of perfection.
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.
Once the door knob was in place, there were further advances to this invention. Soon a lock would be added to a door. That made not only a way to keep the door from accidentally opening, but also a way to intentionally keep people out. That wasn`t enough for some people, who could bust through a simple lock, so there had to be more substantial locks created. Dead bolts were added to really hold a door shut when the person inside wanted it to stay that way. At one point, there were very limited selections if you wanted a door with locks, and even more limited selections if you wanted the additional dead bolt lock that matched the door knob. But things have progressed over the years. Now you can find a door knob in almost any shape or size to do the job you need done.
No matter the reason for them, antique door knob collections are very popular, and can be very expensive. Some antique door knob collectors are very serious about their trade. They know all there is to know about antique door knobs. If you think a door knob is a door knob, you`re dead wrong. In the last century antique door knobs have gone through a number of personality and design changes. Instead of just being something used to open and close a door, door knobs back then were just as much a part of the house as the rest of the décor, and were expected to make a statement. For a while the job was relegated mostly to glass artists who created beautiful bubble glass knobs, lead crystal cut into jewel-like shapes, as well as amazing pieces of brass that were carved into extremely ornate patterns.
Privacy knobs can be locked from the inside. These are used as interior door levers for rooms like bathrooms and bedrooms. For major entry areas like front doors and garage doors, keyed entry knobs are perfect because of its key mechanism specially created for exterior door hardware. You will see less locking mechanisms on passage knobs as these are not made for security. In the case of dummy knobs, only decorative purposes are considered. Lastly, commercial door devices are used for more organized residential purposes.
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