All salvaged together, this is a cool set of 2 each beautiful concentric ring wrought steel door knobs and plates manufactured in about 1938. The entire set has a variety of brass plating and very cool design features. The door knobs measure 2" and the door plates are 7-7/8" x 1-7/16, and all have their full natural patina. Price is for the set of 2 each of these awesome pieces of old american art deco door hardware.
This set is dummy knob only. A dummy knob is for pulling, not for turning. A dummy knob acts as a way to open/close a door, pull/push or side to side. Ideal applications are on man doors, cabinet doors, barn doors or french doors. Any door that has an alternate method of latching, but needs a cool piece of original antique hand hardware to pull it open and closed with.
Other applications include use as wall towel hooks 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 surface is via screws through the door plate screw holes. We typically attach (permanently) the knob to the plate when the order is placed. 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 no 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 that 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. For french or double door installation. This item is made of art deco door knobs.