My house has rather nice original glass doorknobs, most of them are in excellent shape but I can't say the same for these, the glass knobs were fine but the escutcheons were in terrible condition. At one time the brass must have been as bright and shiny as the little screw laying next to them. I took them off when I painted the doors and there was no way they were going back up like this.
Alas, I wish that I could tell you that I miraculously cleaned and polished them up but I took the easy way out and purchased replacements from a nearby store, Crown City Hardware that specializes in antique hardware.
Amazingly they had exact duplicates and now the doorknobs look like this...
with bright, shiny, and absolutely gorgeous brass escutcheons!
Details can make such a difference.
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