Martine Fortier Door Knob April 26th, 2018 - 10:12:47
Some antique door knob collectors are very serious about their trade. They know all there is to know about antique door knobs. If you think a door knob is a door knob youre dead wrong. In the last century antique door knobs have gone through a number of personality and design changes. Instead of just being something used to open and close a door door knobs back then were just as much a part of the house as the rest of the décor and were expected to make a statement. For a while the job was relegated mostly to glass artists who created beautiful bubble glass knobs lead crystal cut into jewel-like shapes as well as amazing pieces of brass that were carved into extremely ornate patterns.
This is because passage doors do not require high level of security. The use of dummy knobs are also visible on several houses. These do not have locking system rather a magnet to hold the door closed. These types of knobs are used for closets of the house. The most important thing that should be kept in mind is that inside knobs should be comfortable to use and focused on convenience in our house. So we have seen that inside door levers are not as easy to select as they appear to be. We need to look for a number of properties to make these knobs appropriate for our house.
If the door opens outwards the flat side should look outwards too if it opens to the inside the flat side should look inwards. Now slip in the cylinder through the door knob hole while holding the opening and closing mechanism pushed in so that it fits into the space provided for it in the door knob cylinder. Find the two large screws and the metal cover that go on the inside and screw it in place. Make sure it is tight but not overly tight. Test this by tuning the outside knob the opening and closing mechanism should retract without resistance.
Once done you will now see the inside of the wooden door and the part of the doorknob that goes through it. Push the opening and closing mechanism on the front of the door and at the same time pull the remaining piece of the door knob from the outside it will slide out easily leaving a hole that goes through the door. Once this is done take the opening and closing mechanism and slide it out the front of the door too. Now you have to reverse the process place the opening and closing mechanism through the front of the door make sure the flat side of the mechanism looks to the side to which the door opens.