Door knob?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by TanyaG, Sep 24, 2022.

  1. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    Hi, y’all! Hope you’re all doing well :)

    So…. Is this a door knob? And if so, why is the stem 9 inches (22.86 cm) long? My second guess was that maybe it’s part of an old gear shifter, but then what’s the metal sleeve for? The sleeve is in the last pic, the stem of the knob just slides in, no threads or anything to keep it in place.

    Weighs about 2 lbs (.91kg).

    I’m at a loss. I’ve been wondering about this for at least 15 years. It is driving me bonkers.
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yup and door knob...
    that hole for the screw gives it away...the ends were threaded and the screw secured the knob to the rod..

    ( & lemme tell ya......ya wanna make sure your knob is always secured to yer rod.....):playful::playful::playful::jawdrop:'s late & I can't help myself....!:p
    someone was likely using it for another purpose..
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  3. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    possibly ...
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  4. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    Heehee!! When I was writing the original post, I kept thinking about how many jokes I was setting myself up for. Just asking my husband if he thought it was a door knob was enough to get a full thirty minutes of jokes & puns. :)
  5. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    whoa… I wouldn’t have thought of that in a million years! It seems a little Rube Goldberg-esque- I love it!
  6. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Very cool thing that..
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