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Object ID 000778

Object Name Gainsborough doorknob display

Object Desc Oval frame with wooden base featuring six doorknobs from the Gainsborough Collection by Weslock.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000705

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Hardware


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords knobs,Gainsborough (brand),Weslock,door hardware,handles,doors,

Title Gainsborough doorknob display

Description Brown painted oval frame with wooden base and hinged support piece to allow display to stand. Inside frame is gold velvet and six doorknobs. Display base has words "Gainsborough Collection by Weslock" in gold writing. Three of the doorknobs are metal with an outer ring of raised dots. Remaining three doorknkobs are orange/brown material with dark flecks. Knobs are featured in three sizes of each style.


Approx Collection Date

Height 19

Length 0

Width 14

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Height is entire piece top to bottom, width is at the widest point (middle of oval frame). Wooden base is 11.5 inches wide, 3 inches tall at tallest point, and 3/4 inches deep. Oval frame is 16.75 inches tall, 14 inches wide, and 1 inch deep. Large doorknobs are 2.5 inches across, medium knobs are 2 inches across, and small knobs are 1.5 inches across.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Weslock

Maker Details In 1932, the Hilgren Family founded Weslock in California. Weslock was later merged with Western Lock Sales to form Weslock Lock Manufacturing. Weslock had always operated as a family owned business until 1960, when the company was sold to Tool Research Engineering. Weslock moved its manufacturing to Mexico in 1998 and still is in existence today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY705



Date MAY 29,2013

Summary Very good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Knobs are in very good condition. Velvet is stained in places. Wooden frame needs cleaning and has some chips and discolorations.