Doorknob

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1836

GUSN

GUSN-31240

Description

Two glass doorknobs on axis attached to an octagonal wood block. One knob has faceted sides, the other knob is smooth. Painted metal bases.

Details

Descriptive Terms

doorknobs
glass (material)
metal
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Hardware, Door
Doorknob
Doorknob

Inscription

"___ E. Robinson, F. Draper & _ H. Lord, E. Cambridge, Mass." (Ink on paper)
"M 27" (Printed label)
"No. 65 / Robinson, Draper / and Lord. / Manu'f of Glass / Door Knobs +c. / Patented Oct. 20.th, / 1836" (handwritten)

Maker

Robinson, Draper and Lord (Maker)

Location of Origin

East Cambridge, MA, USA

Object Type

Building Components; Finish Hardware

Dimensions

2.25 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.107

Date

1836 (October 20, 1836 [date of patent])

Places

Massachusetts (United States)