This c1876 pair of antique door knobs, one porcelain with decorative crosses on the metal center and one wood with a raised imprint G (God?) on it's brass center, come from an old church in central Kansas. The metal plate back of the wood knob is very intricate in design. The back plate of the porcelain knob is simple. Both have a metal lever which moves freely and appears to need use in combination with the knob for opening the door. Both knobs have a distinctive shape with a wide raised ridge around the outside gripping edge. The porcelain knob has no chips or cracks and the wood knob is complete with no chips as well and some wood grain wear. Metal construction of both is stable with no bending or warping noted. The back of each plate reads: "C(?) PAT.MAY30'76". These are beautiful old knobs which, if not 'one of a kind', are surely rare in design and wonderful in detail. Take a closer look.
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