They were made in England by A Kenrick and Sons, and according to a local restoration company, A Kenrick and Sons had the contract to supply all window and door hardware for the colony (Australia). Can you imagine? One company supplying all the door knobs, hinges, window latches and locks for all of Australia.
Sadly that house burnt down in 1994 but Hubby's dad rescued the door knob and knocker and has had them stored away since then.
With our planned move to NZ and our plans to build a new house we have been gifted the door knob and knocker to take with us.
It was in it's raw metal state and thankfully was in amazing condition considering it had been through a house fire and with all the paint burnt off and no rust other than a few little surface spots Hubby had a great place to start his restoration.
|The Door Knocker and all its parts - In it's raw metal state|
|The Door Knob - In it's raw metal state|
The final coat is a black satin enamel and I think it looks amazing.
Hubby had to be careful not to apply too much paint so as not to loose all the amazing details.
Now we just have to wait for a door to put it on (which hubby is also going to make one we get to NZ) and a house for the door to go in.
Have you restored anything recently?