Door handles, and cupboard knobs etc no longer need to be plain and simple and just built for purpose, they can still do their job and can also be wonderfully decorative. Door furniture has changed hugely through the years.
This picture shows a short walkway connecting two buildings. There are a set of doors at each end of the walkway these doors are fitted with pull handles. A friend told me a funny story about the first time she used this walkway.
She was walking from one building to the other with a co-worker. They pulled the handles that opened the doors and went down the walkway. Upon reaching the other end they again pulled the handles, but the doors wouldn’t budge. Assuming the doors were locked, they returned to the doors they originally opened to enter the walkway. But when they tried to pull open these doors, they wouldn’t open either. They were trapped in the walkway between the two buildings!
My friend and her co-worker spent the next few minutes trying to signal to people though the windows in the buildings, but the people they signaled seemed strangely reluctant to come to the rescue. Finally, after trying the doors again, they discovered they needed to push the doors rather than pull them.
What we found that might help you!
At a time when security is high on every home owners mine it’s very important to protect your home with good quality locks. We recommended a cylinder rim lock.
This simple guide shows you how to fit a cylinder rim lock on a door.
Brass Door Knobs are very hygienic
The chemical makeup of brass and copper door handles make them very hygienic and gives them the advantage of being antimicrobial. They are a great choice to use in hospitals, doctors practices and dental surgeries. , but are also great to have in the home. It’s nice to know that microbes on the handles after a person has touched them will be killed off in 2 hours or less.
Why do antique, and some new, door knockers have horrible faces on them?
It is commonplace for old/antique door knockers to have faces on them; often rather grotesque human faces. The theory behind this was that the horrible face on the door would frighten off evil spirits and witches and help keep homes and their inhabitants safe.