Our house, built c1918, is missing several of the glass door knobs,
the square "axels" they mount to and some of the other bits. Where can
I buy these? My wife saw a place at a mall a few months ago, but the
prices are way too high. I checked the local places, no one had any of
PS: Fluidmaster toilet parts rock...I had a toilet that leaked on and
off even with new guts. I put in Fluidmaster 400 parts, no more leak
Call 1-800-558-1234 for a free catalog or see www.vandykes.com. Once you get a
restoration catalogue like this, if you don't find your door knobs there you
are almost certain to in the half-dozen other restoration catalogues that will
soon appear in your mailbox.
Another way: haunt salvage shops--they might have what you want, with a slight
patina of age, at a much lower price.
eBay, just search for "doorknob". There's tons of 'em there. I bought
about 50 antique brass doorknobs on eBay last winter and adapted them to
the 20 year old Schlage doorknob sets all over our colonial style home.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can smile when things are going wrong, you've thought of someone
to blame it on."
google for door knobs. When I replaced everything in my home last year I
found at least a dozen stores with glass or crystal knobs, some in colors.
Bring your banker for creative fininancing. Some were $40 each per knob,
that is $80 a door. Out of my range.
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