This Week’s Theme: Door Knobs
This delightful and flowery 1880’s Russell & Erwin door knob hales from the Antique Door Hardware Collector site. Up until today, all the door knobs showcased this week displayed symmetrical patterns. Here we see a charming asymmetrical design looking like something from the flower power days of the late 1960’s.
About Russell & Erwin from UrbanRemainsChicago.com
The Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Company originated in 1839 when H.E. Russell, Cornelius B. Erwin, and Frederick T. Stanley formed a partnership to produce locks and builders’ hardware, under the name Stanley, Russell & Company. … In 1851 the partnership was reorganized as a joint stock company and was from that time known as Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Company, until its merger with P. & F. Corbin in 1902. Cornelius Erwin served as president of the company from 1851 until his death in 1885. The company is best known as the pioneer of the wrought steel lock industry.
Inspiration for Today
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe