Knobs from Hinges and Brackets
Knobs and Knockers, and with knobs on are always subjects that draw a light hearted titter when mentioned because of the lewd ‘carry-on’ style associations we English have with male and female parts!
However our knobs, as grand and handsome as they are, are not meant to draw a titter. Knobs that fit old-style face fitting rim locks are called rim knobs. We stock rim knobsets in Kirkpatrick black iron, English brass, porcelain, chrome, bronze, and wood.
Knobs that are more often used with tubular and mortice latches are called Mortice Knobs. Like rim knobs, we stock these in all manner of finishes, including coloured glasses, pewter finishes, and stainless steel as well as English brass, black iron, bronze, chrome, satin chrome.
Knobs come in all shapes and sizes – of course.!! Most familiar is the bun knob, very prevalent in late Georgian and Victorian times in England.
Also popular are the ball knob, and oval knob, all available as either mortice or rim. Knobs must always be set a minimum of 67mm from the edge of a door, to avoid rapping of the knuckles on the door frame.
Lever Handles Where knobs are not able to be used because the upright door stile is not wide enough or knobs are not felt to give sufficient grip; lever handles on backplate are ideal in providing correct leverage away from the edge of the door.
Indeed in recent years the lever handle on round rose, as previously found in Europe, has become the ubiquitous choice in all manner of designer styles.