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  • MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF 2020

    Watch both old and new films the round door knob seems to be an American thing while most of Europe has door levers. Who brought the door knob to the US?
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    youíre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

  • #2
    While you are considering that, the lever type of knob is making a big comeback because it is easier for elderly people, often with arthritic hands, to open, and it is much more practical in any setting where people carrying things have to open doors using things like elbows.

    You might find this interesting:

    In colonial times the first door hardware was made out of wood, and involved simple latches and strings. Round knobs first appeared around the time of independence. Decorative hardware, including knobs, emerged after the Centennial Exposition of 1876. Before this time, most door hardware was imported; 95% in 1838.
    And this:

    https://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com...ican-doorknob/

    Looks like it came from Britain since we were a colony, but goes clear back to Egypt.

    Good question. What did your own research tell you?
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Thanks Jeff. I hit a blank wall but figure it/they came from England.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      youíre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        Have you ever been in an Irishman's shanty?
        The water is scarce but the whiskey is plenty.
        A three-legged chair and a table ter match,
        An' a string on the door instead of a latch.
        ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
        IN MARE IN COELO

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
          Have you ever been in an Irishman's shanty?
          The water is scarce but the whiskey is plenty.
          A three-legged chair and a table ter match,
          An' a string on the door instead of a latch.
          You were rich enough to have string?!
          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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          • #6
            In the age of COVID-19 the lever type is probably better. You can use the back of your hand to open it.
            "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" Beatrice Evelyn Hall
            Updated for the 21st century... except if you are criticizing islam, that scares the $hii+e out of me!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

              You were rich enough to have string?!
              ...well...me ancestors were protestants y'see...
              ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
              IN MARE IN COELO

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jose50 View Post

                ...well...me ancestors were protestants y'see...
                Of course, thank 'ee, yer honor.
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 17thfabn View Post
                  In the age of COVID-19 the lever type is probably better. You can use the back of your hand to open it.
                  Of course, the back of your hand is virus permeable and solidly attached to the rest of you...
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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