Victorian Door Handles - Brass Plain (pair)

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A pair of Victorian style door knobs with a "PLAIN" design in solid brass.

High quality, hand turned, solid brass door knobs/handles made to an original Victorian design.

These Victorian plain 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 tubular, mortise or rim locks.

The door knobs are unsprung and rely on the spring in the door lock for their back and forth movement.

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.
  • 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.
Specification for Victorian style brass beehive door knob *
Metric Imperial
Door knob projection 70mm 2.75"
Door knob diameter 46mm 1.81"
Rose plate diameter 51mm 2.00"
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  34  

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A really nice quality door handle - well designed and easy to fit. Chunky, solid brass knob and a screw-fit spindle so opening the door doesn't pull on the door-plate screws. The door-plates were slightly smaller than my originals, so some painting was required.

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Great quality

Great quality and despatched promptly. They arrived with clear instructions and look fantastic

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Good quality, solid handles, securely packed and arrived on time thanku

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Very pleased

Really pleased with the quality (good weight!) and appearance. Suits our older property and, not being lacquered, the handles should age nicely.
Also very pleased with the service from VDKC, thanks.

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Excellent Service

We were thrilled with the end to end service provided and the door handle looks amazing on our kitchen door.

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Victorian Door Handles - Brass

Victorian Door Handles - Brass, excellent quality and solid handles

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Victorian Door Handles

This was a replacement for a kitchen door - despite the Covid restrictions they were delivered rapidly and were exactly what I was looking for. Good quality and size. They look great. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending (and ordering again from) Vintage Door Knob Centre - many thanks!

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Excellent Service

I returned my order as it wasn’t exactly what I wanted due to no fault on your part
The return procedure was easy and I received a full refund extremely promptly
I would endeavour to use your services at the next opportunity

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Beautiful door knobs, solid and easy to fix. Good and fast service even in this corona virus

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Very happy. Good service and the knobs look great

Now I can shut my baby daughters room door without her waking up!

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A really good product. Great quality and a great price. Delighted

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Just what ai was looking for!

I was really please with the weight, quality and appearance of these brs Victorian-stayle doorknobs.
They were perefcet for the late Victorian house which I am refurbishing and are just what I was looking for

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Quick dispatch and delivery
As described
Good quality and comes with screws and Allen key. Happy

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Victorian Door Handles

Absolutely love these door knobs, really good quality, and very authentic, not cheap and gaudy like many at same price.

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Good quality and lovely

Second order with the company and just as pleased. Very solid and great detail.

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Good solid item with some useful instructions. Fitted perfectly into the new door. Looks great. Came very quickly too

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Excellent quality product (Victorian plain brass handles) and prompt delivery. Would highly recommend

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Excellent quality

Excellent quality solid brass, with exceptionally quick delivery.

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Lovely product and fits in beautifully with the house. Matching escutcheons look good too. Brilliant service.

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Excellent product and service - very pleased.

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Nice doorknob but too small for our doors

The quality of the doorknobs was good but they looked too small on our doors, so they have been exchanged for the nickel-plated beehive knobs in the larger size.

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Lovely knobs

Lovely knobs, perfect for my bathroomtransformation. Came quidkly

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Good quality, authentic

Excellent quality, authentic and very adaptable product with instructions and everything required to install with your own screwdriver. Slow despatch/delivery for an online supplier

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Arrived promptly, great service.
Lovely finish, decent weight, and great value. Many other similar products I had seen were £80+

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Re instating Victorian village hall

Over the years our village hall was 'improved ' by the addition of chrome and aluminium door handles. i am now in the process of reinstating the brass fittings, some of which i found hidden away. i needed more, and finding originals too costly, found this site and purchased their brass door knobs. The quality of these knobs, surpasses the original fittings by a long way. They are made of heavy solid brass, and are very easy to fit, to variable thicknesses of door by a simple adjustment system. They are really 1st class, and will still be there in another hundred years. They are unvarnished which is preferred by me , as our cleaner is addicted to brass polishing.

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The service and delivery time were excellent especially as they were sent abroad. The doorknobs are an excellent quality and easy to fit.

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Brass door knobs

We found these doorknobs on line and were really taken with the detail and quality, plus the fact they are not lacquered so will dull down with use. They are easy to fit and look perfect on our newly stripped and waxed Victorian pine doors. The service and delivery time were excellent too.

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Victorian Door Knobs - Brass Plain (pair).

Purchased these Victorian style door knobs as attachments to our new 1930 flat panel shaped bead doors and to match those inherited when the house was purchased in 2000. The door knobs are attractive, stylish, well made, easy to fit and enhance the attractive doors.

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Excellent product and service

Really pleased with the quality and appearance of this door knob. Does not look out of place alongside the existing original door knobs in our Victorian house. Highly recommended

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Victorian Brass Door Knobs

Excellent product matched by the service. Good quality solid brass competively priced

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Brass door knobs and service

Excellent service and the ordered brass door knobs arrived the next day This was very much appreciated as we need the knobs as soon as possible.

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Brass doorknobs

Beautiful door knobs - goes really well with our doors. Excellent service - very friendly over the phone and we received the next day after ordering!

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The door knobs arrived within 36 hours of being ordered, beautifully wrapped and the perfect complement to my new pine doors.

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Excellent product and efficient service.

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