Stunning this is a rare set of 2 each gothic design fourfold george barkentin designed drum style door knobs manufactured by p & f corbin (new britain, ct) in 1879. Salvaged with their original corbin three screwhole cast bronze ornate rosettes, this set has a beautiful uniform patina. This knob design has an ornate maltese cross design that radiates out from center flowers and a fourfold geometric. The inset rim of the knobs has cool flowers and geometrics as well the knobs measure just over 2-1/4" and the rosettes are 2". The patented date is actually stamped into the bottom of the shanks (which won't be seem if they are converted to dummy knobs).
This is an incredible and hard to find set of old american design and craftsmanship. Price is for the set of 2 each. This piece is a dummy knob set only. What is a dummy knob a dummy knob is for pulling, not for turning. A dummy knob is a face mount pull knob that acts as a way to open/close a door, pull/push or side to side.Ideal applications are on closet doors, cabinet doors, barn doors or french doors. Any door that has an alternate method of latching (like a ball catch), but needs a cool piece of original antique hardware to pull it open and closed. Other applications include use as wall towel hooks, curtain tiebacks or just wall art my antique dummy door knobs are all actual antique, period-specific door knobs that have been mated to a door plate or rosette (the round door plates). Mounting to the wood surface is via screws through the door plate screw holes. This set is provided with a set of high-quality 1 solid bronze #6 slotted wood screws.
The screws will be raw bronze unless aesthetically required, then these screw heads will have a satin black finish to help them to blend into the darker door plate finish. Screw design: we only use slotted head design screws because they are historically accurate. Never use a philips or other screw head types when installing historic antique hardware. Screw material: we use bronze because it is harder than brass and will not color like iron.Bronze screws are what was used on all of the best historic hardware installations. Screw length: we supply 1 screws because this is the average size that people request. Remember that the depth into the wood is less than 1 because the door plate thickness must be accounted for. If you think you need longer or shorter screws please make a note when you place your order. Thickness of the plate, the door, the type and age of the wood, and the actual application all come into consideration when specifying your screw length.
The longer the screw, the more bite the assembly will have in the wood. Pilot hole installation of antique dummy knob assemblies. It is suggested that you pre-drill pilot holes for your #6 screws.
The proper drill bits can be added to your order here. For french or double door installation. This item is made of 1879 cast bronze.