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Oval brass doorknob set screwed on a square iron spindle. Knob originally axially mounted to another spindle.
"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)
Original To Thomas Hancock House,
2 x 4.5 (HxW) (inches)
Massachusetts (United States)