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When I was a child in the mid-20th century, doors in houses had knobs. Some doors had china (porcelain), or glass. A few older doors wore oval knobs. But in general, doorknobs were metal and round.

Doorhandles with a small, metal plate to depress with your thumb were on several business entrance doors.

Barns and sheds showed variety in latches and clasps.

In recent years, door levers have gained popularity in houses. Check out the door hardware in any home improvement store and you will find a variety of sizes, shapes, and finishes. The old is new again.

This door lever is located in a historic home of the 1840’s. Lightweight and accompanied with a skeleton key, it may confuse, but not stop a modern thief.

Which home or business do you think would have a similar lever and lock in NEW DREAMS?

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