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Below is a list of resources you may wish to consult for additional information on glass door knobs.
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
 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.
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
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.
Meyer, Bette. "Doorknobs." Spinning Wheel, v. 37, no. 6, Nov./Dec. 1981, pp. 44-48.
Montgomery Ward & Co. Fall & Winter 1945-1946 [catalog].
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.”
Clear and opaque colored glass knobs made by
Ormsbee, Thomas H. (Thomas Hamilton). Collecting antiques in
Ormsbee, Thomas H. “Glass knobs from
Price, Sean. “
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. and Kirk H. Nelson. “ The Role of Glass Knobs in Glassmaking and Furniture.” Antiques v. 149, no. 5, May 1996, pp. 750-759.
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