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Doorknob

Description

Oval brass doorknob set screwed on a square iron spindle. Knob originally axially mounted to another spindle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1739
Inscriptions
"Knob from Parlor Door / of the John Hancock house / which stood on Beacon Street near / the State House facing Boston / Common. / House built in 1737 / Demolished in 1863. / Note how much handling and / doubtless faithful polishing have / worn a hole in one end of it." (Black ink)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Thomas Hancock House.
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Object type
Building Components; Finish Hardware
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Doorknob
doorknobs
Hardware, Door
Iron
iron (metal)
Dimensions
2 x 4.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.249
GUSN
29854

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