Victorian Door Knobs - Brass Beehive - Large (pair)

Victorian Door Knobs - Brass Beehive - Large - Pair Side view with screws and accessories Side view of 4 pairs Diagram of door knob set
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A pair of large Victorian style door knobs with a solid brass "Beehive" design.

This is a large version of our ever popular brass beehive door knob and is now a very popular stock item.

Very high quality, hand turned, solid brass door knobs/handles made to an original Victorian bee-hive design.

These large Victorian beehive door knobs/handles have been faithfully reproduced from an original door knob we were fortunate to salvage and are therefore a design exclusive to us, despite there being many copies on the market.

This style was very popular from the Victorian period (c. 1837 - 1901) right up to today and because the door knobs come with separate rose plates they can be used on either mortise or rim locks.

These door knobs have that genuine period look and would really enhance and make a feature of any door.

Key Points
  • High quality design taken from an original door knob salvaged by us.
  • Large solid brass handles hand turned and aged.
  • Each set comes complete in its own box with door knobs, steel spindle, all fixing screws, hex head steel grub screw and individual Allen key for fitting grub screws.
  • Brass is not lacquered so will mellow further and develop a wonderful patina.
  • All fixing screws are hand aged to match.
  • The threaded steel spindle is grooved and threaded either end for fine adjustments. This is known as "The Pitts Mortice System".
  • Spindle also comes with a removable collar if existing lock housing is slightly smaller.
  • All grub screws now made from steel for durability.
  • Suitable for indoor use only.
Dimensions:  Please see specification section below
Specification for Victorian style brass beehive door knob *
Metric Imperial
Door knob projection 76mm 2.95"
Door knob diameter 55mm 2.16"
Rose plate diameter 55mm 2.16"
Spindle length 103mm 4.00"
Spindle diameter 8mm 0.31"
Max door thickness 40mm 1.56"
* As these door knobs are handmade and finished, the above specification should act as a guide only.

Required Tools:

  • Screwdriver for wood screws
  • Allen key (included) for grubs screws
  • Pencil
(Always ensure you use the correct size screwdrivers)

Check assembly and that all parts are present before starting.
You should have x2 door knobs, x2 rose/back plates, x1 universal spindle with slide off packer, allen key for grub screw and fitting screws for rose plates.

  1. Insert spindle through door latch mechanism, ensuring that equal amounts of the thread project to each side of the door. Place x1 rose / back plate over spindle on one side and then screw on door knob.

  2. Carefully tighten grub screw ensuring that the grub screw is located into one of the key way recess's of the spindle and not onto the threaded part of the spindle. Failure to do so will result in the door knob working loose and unscrewing.
    Tighten grub screw carefully, but do not over tighten – ‘nip it up’ using the Allen key.

  3. At this point you must ensure the spindle is level / horizontal. Failure to do so may mean that the door knob assembly will stick during service and may fail or cause the door knob to break.

  4. Secure the rose / back plate by making the pilot holes and then screwing in the wood screws. Again, do not over tighten wood screws.

  5. Insert 2nd rose / back plate over spindle on other side of door and repeat points as above.

  6. Remember that there should be a little play in the door knobs to ensure that they can be turned within the rose plates. Do not over tighten as the mechanism will not operate.

  7. Please ensure that all stained door knobs receive a wipe with a lint free dry cloth to remove any residue left after production.

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Reviews  47  

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Excellent service and products

Love my new door knobs. They are great quality for the price and look fantastic. Would recommend.

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Excellent service and products. Intend to buy some more soon.

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Door knobs

Very pleased with quality of handles and speed of delivery. If you buy these knobs you will not be disappointed.

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Perfect Reproduction

Perfect reproduction in heavy cast brass. Excellent turnaround in delivery by Vintage Door Knob Centre. Buy with confidence

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Perfect Reproduction

Perfect reproduction in heavy cast brass. Excellent turnaround in delivery by Vintage. Buy with confidence

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Perfect Reproduction

Perfect reproduction in heavy cast brass. Excellent turnaround in delivery by Vintage Door Knob Centre. Buy with confidence

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Brass Bee Hive Door Knobs

Extremely pleased with the product, they are well engineered and look great. I agree with previous comment that the screws supplied are not suitable so I changed to matching brass screws. Would recommend and buy from you again.

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victorian dooor knob

nice product delivery service fantastic

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Very pleased. Happy with the weight and extremely helpful over the phone. Like how itís not too shiny or gold

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Really pleased with the quality of this door knob. Lovely heavy item and a nice size. Really easy to fit. My only negative point would be why aren't the screws brass colour? Horrible looking grey ones!

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Brass Beehive door knobs

Good product
Excellent service

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Happy customer!

My order came the very next day! I am made up with my brass beehive door knobs. They are perfect and good quality. I would recommend this company and would use again. Thank you!

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Great quality products arrived really quickly and look fantastic on would recommend- thank you!

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Beautiful door knobs. They look perfect four our house refurb. Top level customer service.

Will use again.

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Great quality

Great quality lovely brass door knobs, would recommend

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Great reproductions

Lovely quality and look great in my 1880s home.

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Bee hive brass

I am very happy with my door knobs very well made and a lovely design

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High Quality Product, Great Customer Service

Purchased replacement handles to match others in entrance hall of our Grade II Georgian house. The quality is superb. I was dumb enough to order the wrong size initially, and the company couldn't have been more helpful in replacing

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Great product

Great knobs. Well made, and large. Will be ordering more at some point

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lovely item

lovely quality item

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Quality Door Knobs

I bought one of these door knobs to look at the quality.
I have to say the quality is excellent, the brass is heavy, well manufactured, the Pitts mortice system is well made and the allen screws are good quality.
I bought another four.
If I have one comment it would be that the rose retaining screws are poor so I bought some brass No4 x 3/4 ins raised slotted screws which look much better.
Nice knobs and fast delivery.

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I ordered a pair on a bit of a suck and see basis. Excellent quality and timely delivery. Have just placed an order for 3 more sets.

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Excellent knobs Excellent Dealer

Exactly as the title suggests couldn't get better

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Top quality at a great price

These knobs are really top quality at a great price. I wish I had discovered these earlier as they are such good value and quality. Delivery is fast and efficient. I wouldn't shop anywhere else for these knobs.

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Beautiful, heavy door knobs. Amazing quality and value, would definitely recommend. We bought one to see what it was like, but will now be replacing all our door knobs with these. Delivery also perfect. Really pleased!

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Good Sized Knob

Excellent quality and feel. I cant understand why people would pay £50 for a pair of big knobs. These go excellent in my Victorian hallway. Really quick delivery and satisfied all round.

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Great product, delivered very quickly!

This is a beautiful product and is a very close match to the original ones we already have. They feel heavy as a good quality door knob should. They were delivered the next day, great value and will definitely buy more!

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Door Knobs

These door knobs were just what I wanted and the most reasonable price I could find. Really good quality too.

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High quality Door Knobs

I ordered the large beehive brass knob I'm very happy with it I will be buying more soon! Great price and fast delivery

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Great seller

Great product quality, fast shipping and good prices. Thanks.

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Quick delivery, helpful service and good quality

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we ordered 27 pairs of Brass Beehive Door Knobs, the ordering process was simplicity itself and due to the size of the order we received free postage. they arrived a few days later and were just what we wanted. we are absolutely delighted and shall be ordering more products from here in the future.

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We had a good experience using vintage door knobs; efficient telephone service plus good delivery information and service. Product spot-on as well. Highly recommend

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Great Product

Needed 13 pairs of door knobs. Did the usual rounds of reclamation stores but was horrified at paying between £40-50 a pair. Took a chance with these guys and was really surprised how good the product is. The knobs are heavy, just like the old ones and look great. Delivery first class. Great product

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Lovely product

Delivered quickly and are a lovely, solid quality product. Look and feel much more expensive than they are, excellent value for money. Really pleased with them.

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'Proper Job'

These door nobs are well designed and properly built ! (not to mention timely delivery...)

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Vintage Value was Exceptional in Every Way

I was amazed by the quality of the door knobs I bought and have seen solid handles at three to four times the price that simply do not come close to their quality. Quite simply, they look and feel expensive. the same can be said of the matching escutcheons. Package and delivery (guaranteed to next day) were first class and, once again, the cost was modest. Finally, everyone I spoke to on the telephone was well informed, extremely helpful and very patient ( I always ask the daftest of questions). Faultless, first class and for obvious reasons, highly recommended.

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Lovely door knobs

Really pleased with the these door knobs, I bought 4 pairs and I am thrilled with them. Cant wait to get them fixed to the doors now.

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Great handles

At last a well designed and well made product. Cleverly finished to look vintage, wonderfully designed to ensure that they will work on all sizes of doors. Totally refreshing. Buy with 100% confidence!

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Door kobs

Good quality,would recommend.

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Large brass door knobs

An excellent product, at a great price, fast delivery, helpful staff, What more can you ask for!!

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Large Victorian Door Knobs

These door knobs are beautiful; they look and feel the part and have finished off our door to such a high standard that I have ordered another pair to complete the look in our home. The order also arrived very quickly.

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Excellent Product - very pleased with them on various doors across the house

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Lovely door handles

These were to replace an old brass door knob which had seen better days and was oddly paired with a Bakelite handle on the other side. These new, brass handles look fantastic and I will definitely buy more if I replace other door furniture in the house.

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Victorian beehive door knobs

We ordered the smaller size initially, which came quickly in the post. When we saw them we felt they were too small to match our other door knobs so sent them back for the larger size. After a week we still hadn't seen them so I contacted the sellers who were very polite and helpful and immediately sorted out the delivery for the following day. Overall we were pleased with their service.

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door knobs large brass beehive

delivered as promised excellent quality and value

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Large Brass Beehive Door Knobs - excellent choice!

Superb! Large beehive door knobs at a great value price... look fabulous and just the right size... and instant next day delivery. Would certainly recommend!

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