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  • Mountain Man
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    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...

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Jose50 View Post

    ...well...me ancestors were protestants y'see...
    Of course, thank 'ee, yer honor.

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  • Jose50
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    You were rich enough to have string?!
    ...well...me ancestors were protestants y'see...

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  • 17thfabn
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    In the age of COVID-19 the lever type is probably better. You can use the back of your hand to open it.

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  • Mountain Man
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    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?!

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  • Jose50
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    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.

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  • Half Pint John
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    Thanks Jeff. I hit a blank wall but figure it/they came from England.

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  • Mountain Man
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    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?

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  • Half Pint John
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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?

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