Melissa Conrad. Door Handles. September 12th , 2018.
In terms of materials used, these are the types of handles commonly found in use. Cast Brass - can be copper finished; nickel or chrome plated; bright satin finished; antique finished. Cast or sheet aluminium alloy - usually anodized; with matt, dyed, satin bright or natural finishes. Metal sheet - can be copper oxidized or stove enameled finish, both black. Wooden handle - made of solid wood with some intricate and ornate carvings in base plate (in lever latch types). Others are plain solid wood for a minimalist design.
When you consider that some 120 million doorways exist in the United States alone and another two million are installed each year, you can only imagine the vast number of door knobs. Going back in history, doors were initially made from textiles and animal hides. However, during the ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptian era, wooden doors were developed. Soon, materials for making doors expanded to include stone, glass, metal, and even paper. Doors throughout history have also changed regarding functionality. For instance, we still find doors of all types, those that roll, slide, swing, and fold. Of course, for doors to function, hardware is required to include door handles. Just as with doors, handles have a long history although these were first manufactured during the mid-19th century in America. The first handle was shaped like an egg and today, they are still found in many homes, especially older homes. Interestingly, because of the way this type of door handle is grasped, it has proved to be the easiest to open.
For those who are not sure if they want a round rose featured door, then you can also find a similar feature with the square rose handle. These are designed along similar lines to the round rose, and allow the user to get the best from the door handles they are being offered. For example, the Incus handle features a very square design, going from the escutcheon through to the end of the spindle, and then along the lever to the very end point, all of it is shaped along squares and rectangles, with not even a hint of a sphere anywhere around. The Arcus is a similar design, also featuring squares to the elimination of the circle, but this time features a triangular shaped door lever, with the wide end intended to be held in the hand. With all of these door handles, it is possible to get an ideal of the scope and design of Dorspec's door accessories. These handles are meant to provide comfort and elegance to the users, with all of them covered in brushed nickel or chrome features, making certain that they are flattering to the door, and fit neatly into the hand of the user.
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