ZE-25 Door Hardware Reproduction Outstanding Lion Door Knob by MCCC/R&E
Outstanding lion doorknob by the Metallic Compression Casting Company with wonderful deep relief. MCCC was a high end home hardware company that was purchased by R&E (Russell & Erwin), & the design patents passed on to R&E.
This large lion knob is known by collectors to be more rare and more collectable than the famous Doggy Doorknob. It was amongst the first four original patents by Kreuzinger (Pat: 4097). Ours is taken directly from the original, recast in silicon bronze and lacquered to maintain its tone. Doorknob measures 2 7/8" in diameter and projects by 3".
In order to protect such rare genuine antique items, we mark our products with an "A" so they will not be fraudulently sold as antique originals. This doorknob is sold by each.
This doorknob is sold by each. For a set, order two doorknobs plus a doorknob shaft . For extra thick doors, you may purchase an extra long square doorknob shaft spindle, which may be trimmed as needed.
We offer an extensive selection of Victorian doorknob roses and doorknob backplates in many styles to suit this doorknob. Our favorite choice with this doorknob would be an R.E. backplate , or the grand rampart lion backplate by Sargent.
How far from the edge of the door is the center of your doorknob? Thisis the backset, and determines which latch or mortise lock you use. Fora 2 3/8" backset, we offer a tubular latch , and a privacy tubular deadbolt latch option. Very narrow panel doors or doors with lots of glass may need a 1 3/8" backset passage latch .
If you prefer a full mortise lock with key function and mortise lock with privacy turnlatch function , we have 1 3/4", 2 1/4" or 2 5/8" backset. If you also need a turnlatch knob, we have an oval knob turnlatch , and the popular crescent shape turnlatch.