Category Archives: Hardware

The Beauty of Shutter Dogs

We’ve long since dispensed with the necessity of using our shutters for their actual purpose—protecting windows from the elements. Yet even though we all acknowledge that shutters are added to windows for purely decorative reasons, there’s something to be said … Continue reading

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We Love Antique Doorknob Collectors

We at The Brass Knob love customers who are fans of antique doorknobs—they are our people! That’s why we’re so honored that several members of the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America have come through our doors over the years, looking … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Glass Knobs

Yes, our name is The Brass Knob, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a weakness for GLASS knobs, too. We’ve recently been selling a lot of them, so we know a lot of our customers feel the same way. … Continue reading

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Wood Knobs at The Brass Knob!

Our name doesn’t tell the whole story. You can find all manner of brass knobs here, of course, but we’ve also got them in bronze, porcelain, ceramic, glass—and wood. Wood is perhaps the least known—and used—material for knobs, but it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

We at The Brass Knob send you the warmest of holiday wishes and a wonderful new year.  We hope you’ll stop in to see our Brass Knob Christmas tree, and all the other vintage hardware and other architectural elements that … Continue reading

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Wrought vs. Cast: Ironing out the Differences (And Don’t Forget Steel!)

When it comes to antique and vintage ironwork, all metal isn’t created equal. And in some cases, decorative “ironwork” isn’t iron at all. Confused yet? It’s a perennial topic that bears repeating. We first addressed wrought vs. cast iron in … Continue reading

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I have a really great set of old doorknobs, what can you tell me?

For this blog page, we can refer you to the pros in the field: The Antique Doorknob Collectors of America. Here is the link to their website:  www.antiquedoorknobs.org/ They have a dandy web site, which will give you an overview … Continue reading

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Did you know? Anti-microbial properties of copper and brass—those brass knobs may actually be good for you!

We have long appreciated the old brass and bronze knobs around here for their beauty and durability. Just remove a little spilled paint, give them a bit of a polish, and they will glisten like new—or almost new, depending upon … Continue reading

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Those brown “Bennington” door knobs

Many times people will visit the shop and comment that they have–or had–“brown marble” doorknobs in a historic home at some time in the past. Those knobs were likely brown “mineral” knobs, often referred to as Bennington knobs. Yes, there was … Continue reading

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Summer Sale

July 7-22 is one of the best times to shop at the Brass Knob because those are the dates of our 2012 Summer Sale. Most of the architectural antiques online store are 20% Off. Hardware and the few items for sale … Continue reading

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