Doorknob

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1739

GUSN

GUSN-29854

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

doorknobs
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Hardware, Door
Doorknob
Brass
Iron
Doorknob

Inscription

"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)

Associated Building

Original To Thomas Hancock House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Components; Finish Hardware

Dimensions

2 x 4.5 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1923.249

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly