Door Handles. Monday , September 10th , 2018 - 07:07:55 AM
The handle, as it exists today, is a relatively new invention dating to the mid-19th century, with the first American patent dated in the 1850s. Handles and knobs experienced a massive period of growth and development throughout the Victorian Era (1830-1900). Thousands of variations on the theme of the door handle, in combination with modern production methods, made door handles accessible to virtually everyone. Latches faded in popularity and use, relegated to service in barns and similar outbuildings where their simplicity and design function trumps external appearance. These handles today serve multiple functions. Among these functions, may include lock and key mechanisms, electronic locks, push button access that is either mechanical or electronic, high-security features and many other applications other than a simple push-pull device to open or close a door.
Buying a new door for your home can sometimes mean that your old door furniture starts to look tacky and damaged. You could address this by painting or polishing the old door handles, but if you want to look for something different, then you should consider purchasing dome brand new door accessories, including handles. Getting new handles is not very difficult, and you can pick up a new set for a few pounds at your local DIY store. However, many of these door handles look as cheap as they seem, and this can make them an unattractive match with your new door. Rather than trying to find locally sourced door handles, it makes sense to look for them further afield.
Whilst you may have spent hours helping your grandparents polish the fireside companion set, when it comes to your door handles, the best way to keep your polished brass door furniture looking shiny is with plain and simple warm soapy water and a soft cloth. The polished brass ranges we supply have all been treated with a special lacquer, and the use of metal polishes or other abrasive cleaners will damage this and cause it to wear away far quicker than it would under normal use. Eventually after a good few years of use, this lacquer may well breakdown, at which point, you should remove the door handle or pull, and treat it with an acetone thinner applied with a soft brush. Dry well with a soft cloth and then polish up with a metal polish. Regular polishing thereafter will keep them looking great.
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