Making vintage/antique door handles/knobs work

kntryhumanDecember 17, 2009

I want to purchase antique glass door knobs/handles and put them in new doors. The glass door knobs sold on eBay are the knobs and spindle but nothing else.

What do I need to make them work in a new door besides a back plate and where do I buy the parts?

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Fori is not pleased

You need a mortise lock set--this vendor has some decent photos.

They require a weird hole in the door, very different from a modern knob set.

Here is a link that might be useful: reproduction locksets

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 11:47PM
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There is a way to retro-fit them without using the big mortise but I'm not sure how.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 8:18AM
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You'd want a lockset like this, but you must have the knobs and their square spindle with its setscrews already, because they aren't included.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spindle lock conversion

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 12:35PM
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