Vintage Bakelite Pair of Door Knobs with Spindle in Beautiful Butterscotch Yellow: These rare antique bakelite door knobs are a treasure. Priced as a set of two knobs with a removable brass spindle, this vintage.
Bakelite door knob set -- is a collectors' gem in a beautiful amber, butterscotch yellow-orange color. Door knobs are round and brass trim is also round. Priced as a set of two knobs with brass spindle and fittings. Knobs are like new and brass has light patina. Knob diameter: 2" Hole: 1/4".Full length knob set (knob to knob with spindle): 5.75. Vintage door knobs like these Bakelite door knobs can add charm and character to your home, whether your home is old or new. Vintage and antique door knobs are collectible items; highly sought after for period homes, historic buildings and admired by collectors for artistic design and craftsmanship. Besides your door, you can use them to spice up a cabinet or cupboard, turn them into wall hangers or curtain tie-backs. So, if you're looking to restore the "original look" of an older home or you are looking to add flair to your contemporary space or blah interiro, vintage door knobs may be your answer.
They make a great finish for your retro-feel projects. About Bakelite Bakelite (or Baekelite) is considered the worlds earliest form of synthetic plastic.
It was patented by Belgian born Leo Hendrik Baekeland in New York, in 1907, and was the first truly synthetic and thermosetting plastic. Thermosetting meant that it could not be melted or changed by heating once formed. Once set, this plastic was unaffected by heat, solvents or acid, and was electrically resistant and shatterproof.
Neither would it crack or discolor when exposed to sunlight. Bakelite was used for its electrical non-conductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, firearms, and children's toys.
The "retro" appeal of old Bakelite products has made them highly collectible. On November 9, 1993, the American Chemical Society designated Bakelite a "National Historic Chemical Landmark" in recognition of its significance as the world's first synthetic plastic. The item "Bakelite Door Knob Set withSpindle Butterscotch Yellow Circa 1920 RARE Vintage" is in sale since Thursday, August 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Door Knobs & Handles". The seller is "antique_plus" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.