Tuesday, 23 August 2011

1930s door furniture – How to Find 1930s Door Knobs

Living in a house made in 1930 gives you a sense of pride, as the houses built in 1930s were probably the last batch of homes constructed following the dying modernism philosophy of architecture. The only issue with such homes is finding replacement furniture parts like 1930s door furniture parts.

One of the most easily broken 1930s door furniture part is the door knob, which easily gets broken because of its extensive daily use. Replacing 80 years old door knobs with the ones created in 2011 will kill the aesthetic beauty of the house. So you need a door knob that comes from that era.

All is not lost if your door knobs are broken as there is a way to find 1930s door furniture parts. I will help you do that through this article, but before that let me tell you what to expect, in terms of condition of door knobs you will get.

1930s door knobs – what to expect

The first thing you need to know is the fact that you cannot expect to get brand new pieces of 1930 door knobs because very few unused original door knobs from that era have survived. There could be some, but the price of those knobs will be way too much. You should, rather, keep your expectation a little in check.

The door knobs that you will get may have some door paints of previous doors on them, or the paint may be broken at places. These are the things you can fix, but do not go for a door know which does not have back plates, tightening screws, etc. It may create a problem. You should also expect to get a door knob in excellent working condition, though old and used.

How to find 1930 door furniture – door knobs

Step 1: Know the make

The first step in the process is to know the name of the design of the door knobs you want to replace. You should also find the maker of the door knobs.

Step 2: Do image search

If you do not know the make and model number of door knobs then do Google image search using the relevant keywords (in this case 1930s door knobs). See if you find the knobs you are looking for. Note down the maker and model number of the door knobs on a sheet of paper or in notepad.

Step 3: Search for the sellers

Go to Google one more time and this time to search for a seller who sells the door knobs of the make your doors had. If you were not able to find any concrete information in the previous 2 steps then do not panic. Just do a search and find a reliable 1930s door furniture seller.

Step 4: Inquire about price and delivery

The next step is to ask the dealer about the availability of door knobs you are looking for. Also enquire about the price and tentative delivery date.


After you gathered all the information needed, you should place an order with 1930 door furniture seller. Make sure you have communicated effectively about your needs. If you are not certain then you can ask the seller to email you the pictures of 1930s door furniture knobs before you place an order. It will help you decide.

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