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Tuesday, September 18th 2018. | Door Knocker

Cupboard Handles Vintage Drawer Ring Door Handle Antique Dresser Pulls Kitchen Cabinet Knobs Hardware Knocker Style

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bronze lion head door knocker

bronze lion head door knocker

black fox door knocker

black fox door knocker

mayer mill brass door knockers

mayer mill brass door knockers

polished chrome ring door knocker

polished chrome ring door knocker

irish claddagh door knocker
irish claddagh door knocker
black bear door knocker
black bear door knocker

It can be difficult to find a new door knocker with the same BC dimension. Especially if the original one has been there for many years. There is no standard for the BC dimension. The BC for the most part is determined by the design of the knocker. The mounting lugs used to attach the hardware are usually placed at a thicker portion of the casting. This is to give them more strength. Sometimes you have to settle for a replacement that is close. If the two BCs are within 1/4 or 3/8 inch of each other you can usually enlarge the holes in the door a bit to make the fit. If you are lucky the existing mounting hardware will cover the enlarged holes.

The first known knockers were made out of wrought iron. These simple ornaments consisted of a thick ring and a plate which were used in the 17th and 18th centuries throughout North America and Europe. Human faces (not ghastly like Jacob Marley) an animal faces were popular designs that are still used today. The craftsmanship on some of these knockers was elaborate enough to compare to the most-polished sculpture. Basically the purpose is to save the knuckles of visitors. Although they mainly serve as decoration they are still made of brass pewter iron or stainless steel to be durable enough to withstand outdoor elements. Plus they must be heavy enough to make a sound when they are tapped against a door. Cast iron styles have been favorites for a long time for their simplicity and sturdiness. They are also good for complimenting a Western theme. Pewter is another popular material.

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brass lobster door knocker

brass lobster door knocker

door knocker and peephole

door knocker and peephole

lion door knocker meaning

lion door knocker meaning

black pineapple door knocker

black pineapple door knocker

irish claddagh door knocker
irish claddagh door knocker
chrome squirrel door knocker
chrome squirrel door knocker

There is nothing visible on the inside when surface mounting is used. If this is the first installation of a door knocker on this door either method may be used. If you are replacing an existing door knocker that has a through the door mount you will have the existing holes in the door to consider. Is it engraved? What are you going to engrave? Is your purchase engraveable? These questions need to be thought out before you purchase. It is advisable to purchase your door knocker from the same company that is going to engrave it. This way you should receive good advice as to what can be done and for how much money. You must also consider that engraving could damage the surface.

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