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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
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.
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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.
Place of Origin
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.
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.