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About Antique Glass Door Knobs

Antique glass door knobs have been a favorite choice of homeowners for almost 200 years. They remain a popular dot in the kitchen and bathroom, and since they’ve been through the years, finding a style that fits your home and your decor is easy. From Victorian to Art Deco, there is a glass button for every taste.


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The glass steering wheel was very rare until a process for pressing molten glass into a mold was developed in 1826. The press molds were made from cast iron. Mold smiths would leave the exact geometric patterns in iron, and should be poured into the hot liquid glass in the mold. Early antique glass door knobs buds had between six and 12 facets, or edges. A piece of mirror paper or cardboard would be inserted into the back of the steering wheel to better reflect the light, making the unique starburst effect in the center of the steering wheel to be displayed.


The Colonial Revival era used the octagonal shape and buds were made from leaded glass. Early colors were amber, violet, milk white and petroleum jelly, a yellow-green color. Some square gloss buttons were made from 1860-1920 for commissioned style or art and craft furniture. The famous Hoosier cabinets, manufactured in Indiana in the early 1910s, have hexagonal, clear steering wheels. A rare diamond-cut dial is available for formal contexts.

The antique glass door knobs steering wheel is made of clear or colored glass and is usually multi-faceted. Today’s steering wheel can be either glass or crystal and varies in size from one inch to 2 16/03 inches. Box draws are also available, with facets on each side and a 3 inch span. The older steering wheel has a screw that runs through the entire wheel. In 1921, Charles over Myer patented a new type of steering wheel that had a threaded neck, eliminating evidence of a screw. The end of the throat is exposed, which lighter into the picture, showing the glass wheel to its best advantage. The typical design has no sharp edges, easily understood, has a texture to finish and the shoulder is long enough to easily hold fingers placed behind it.

You see that by making your own door steering wheel you can have a really unique kitchen. There are many other materials that you can use to make kitchen cabinets steering wheel. Plastic statuettes, shells, stained antique glass door knobs pieces, etc. This project is limited only by your imagination and tools. If you work with rock, be sure to wear eye protection! You do not want a damage that you have to admit came from making kitchen cabinet steering wheel!