Answered By: Aprille Nace
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2016     Views: 34

Thank you for contacting us with your question regarding glass door knobs. You will find a short list of suppliers/manufacturers of glass door knobs at http://www.oldhouseweb.com/suppliers/restoration-hardware/glass-door-knobs/

Below is a list of resources you may wish to consult for additional information on glass door knobs.

Best regards,

 

 

Alexander, Letitia Hart. “A glance at glass knobs.” Antiques, v. 13, no. 5, May 1928, pp. 393-394.

 

Alexander, Letitia Hart. “Again glass knobs.” Antiques, v. 15, no. 4, April 1929, pp. 303-304.

 

“Ask OHJ: Spinning Glass Doorknobs,” Old-House Journal, v. 24, no. 3, May/June 1996, p. 14, ill.  Notes: Securing loose old glass doorknobs

 

Barlow, Raymond E. A guide to Sandwich glass : cut ware, a general assortment and bottles / Raymond E. Barlow, Joan E. Kaiser.    Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer ; Sandwich, Mass. : Barlow-Kaiser, c1999. Numbers 5127-5141: same as in the volume below.

 [147] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.    Includes examples of knobs, curtain pins,

 

Barlow, Raymond E.  The glass industry in sandwich, volume 5  / Raymond E. Barlow, Joan E. Kaiser.  Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer ; Sandwich, Mass. : Barlow-Kaiser, 1999.

Knobs: pp. 69-73. Numbers 5127-5141: same as in the volume above.

 

Cotton, J. Randall. “Knobs & Latches.”

Old-House Journal v. 15, no. 6, Nov./Dec. 1987, pp. 37-43

Notes: Includes glass knobs

 

“Depression Glass Knobs, Handles.” Antique & Collectors Reproduction News,  v. 9, no. 11, Nov. 2000, p. 129, ill.

 

Eastwood, Maud L. Antique builders' hardware knobs & accessories : research manual & collector's guide  Beaverton, Oregon : Maud L. Eastwood, c1982.   1st ed. 224 p.

 

Eastwood, Maud L. The antique door knob .  [Tillamook, Or.] : Eastwood, [c1976.]

 [1st ed.]. 206 p.

Notes:             Glass knobs: p. 24-44.  Includes copies of patents.

 

Feierabend, Jean Salo. "Doorknobs delight collectors at annual convention."

Collectors News, v.33, no. 6, Oct. 1992, pp. 40-41.

 

Gilbert, Anne. "The Artistry of Old Doorknobs." Antique Showcase, v. 33, no. 9, June 1998, pp. 22-24.

 

Hirsch, Preuit.  “The decorative hardware of Enoch Robinson.”

Antiques, v. 164, no. 3, Sept. 2003, p. 112-119.

 

McKearin, Helene. "The Case of the Pressed Glass Knobs."

Antiques, v. 60, no. 2, August 1951, pp. 119-120, figs. 3,4.

(Good general history of patents, but not specifically glass door knobs)

 

Mazerski Edward and Joslit, David.  Interview with Edward Mazerski : September 21, 1981 by David Joslit for the DeCordova Museum; research for the exhibition Glass Routes. Lincoln, MA : DeCordova Museum, 1981.  [8] p. ; 28 cm.  Notes: Mazerski worked for Union Glass, 1923-1924. He touches on the doorknob fountain, paperweights which he made from  doorknobs originally made by Union Glass, his career, etc.

 

Meyer, Bette. "Doorknobs." Spinning Wheel, v. 37, no. 6, Nov./Dec. 1981, pp. 44-48.

 

Montgomery Ward & Co. Fall & Winter 1945-1946 [catalog]. Chicago:  the company, 1945. 678 pp ill.  Notes: Incl. glass baby bottles, tableware (Heisey, etc.), Pyrex and other bakeware, canning jars, coffee makers, bottles, lamps, lanterns, light bulbs, goggles, doorknobs, etc.

 

Nelson, Kirk. “Exhibit Highlights Recent Accessions.”    Cullet   v. 11, no. 2, Fall 1997, u.p.

Includes Lutz paperweight knob

 

Nye, Mark A. “Polishing Door Knobs.”    Cambridge Crystal Ball no. 254, June 1994, pp. 4-8+

Clear and opaque colored glass knobs made by Cambridge, 1920s

 

Ormsbee, Thomas H. (Thomas Hamilton). Collecting antiques in America.   [S.l.] : Deerfield Books; distr. by Hearthside Press, 1962.    Glass knobs: p. 116-117.

 

Ormsbee, Thomas H. “Glass knobs from Sandwich & elsewhere.” American Collector, v. 8, no. 4, May 1939, pp. 8-9, 20.

 

Price, Sean. “Sandwich Glass Drawer Knobs.” Antiques Extra,   v. 1, no. 1, Fall 1999, p. 51, ill.

 

Valdes, Don. “ From the Archives: General Electric, Knobs and the Heisey  Company.”

Heisey News,   v. 27, no. 3, March 1998, pp. 7-9, ill.

 

Wilson, Kenneth M. American glass 1760-1930.  New   York: Hudson Hills Press in association with the Toledo Museum of Art, 199 .  See index in volume 2; references are to pages in volume 1

 

Wilson, Kenneth M. and Kirk H. Nelson.  “ The Role of Glass Knobs in Glassmaking and Furniture.” Antiques   v. 149, no. 5, May 1996, pp. 750-759.

This article lists numerous ads in papers