Virginie. Door Knob. December 02nd , 2017.
You can even find designer door knobs these days, if you are all about fashion. Some are hand made of stone, glass and other materials. If you want to go classy, glass door knobs are very beautiful. They can look like gems shining from a treasure hold if they are put in the right room with the right lighting. One thing to note about glass door knobs is that, they are not recommended for the outside doors to your home, as they are more fragile than other knobs and may not react well to the changes in temperatures. They also will be getting a lot more wear and tear on an outside door and may not be strong enough to handle it.
Compared to door knobs, door levers are beneficial in some different cases. This type of handle is efficient for gripping. They are often selected for homes where there are children, elderly people or disabled who are not able to grip handles with much force. Like door knobs, levers are also available in different materials, including brass or nickel door levers. Along with this advantage, companies have added different structures on levers to give them additional appeal.
Brass door knobs have been around for a very long time, most traditional homes feature them and they are etched in people`s mind as very traditional. Although they used to be rather expensive, their prices have fallen quite dramatically in recent years, so much so that they are now considered one of the cheapest solutions on the market today. These door knobs are rather durable and are ideal for use on door which needs to be opened and closed often.
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.
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.
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