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Maison Blanche doorknob

ID Number: 2015.0242.2
Title: Maison Blanche doorknob
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: doorknobs
Collection Type: Metals
Artist/Maker: Maison Blanche (client) -- More information, New Orleans, Louisiana
Corbin Russwin (manufacturer) -- More information, Berlin, Connecticut
Date: ca. 1902
Process/Technique: metalworking
Materials: iron (metal)
brass (alloy)
Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches
Object Description An iron doorknob set with brass workings. Round knobs with monogram "MB" molded in the face in brass ferrules on rectangular iron door plates with cut corners opposite latch. Each side has a yoke shaped lock knob corresponding to dead bolts above and below the latch. One doorknob is upside down.
Label Text: Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825-1925 2016-09-23
Doorknob from Maison Blanche
ca. 1902; iron, brass
by Russwin (Connecticut)
The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Sally Young, 2015.0242.2
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sally Young
Inscription(s): monogram moulded on each round doorknob
manufacturer's name inscribed above doorlatch
Collection Theme(s): Retail
Subjects: Maison Blanche -- More information
Condition: Good
Other Number: Tracking Number T150623.517.2

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