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  • wl1eilnnrknnb O!nlletfnrNumber 124 March-April,2004

    A Publication of The Antique Doorknob Collectors of America

    2004 ADCA CONVENTIONTuesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 31, 2004

    "It's The Place To Be"

    Tuesday, July 27Board of Directors meeting - 6 PM to 9 PM

    Wednesday, July 28Tour Day: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PMBoard a bus for a tour featuring three stunning San Franciscohouses. Lunch amid Oriental splendor in The City's famous Chi-natown, plus other stops of interest.

    Thursday, July 29Exhibit hall opens for hardware display. A wonderful opportunityto buy, sell or display your treasures. Come early! Exhibits willbe open to the public in the evening. This year's display contesttheme is "Fourfold Symmetry". San Francisco Convention &

    Visitors Bureau photoby Crystal Cruises

    Friday, July 30Exhibit hall open during the day. Activities will include an educational seminar and other sur-prIses.

    Evening - Annual banquet and awards. Keynote speaker will be noted author Paul Duchscherer.

    Saturday, July 31Breakfast buffet, followed by the always exciting ADCA auction, which will again feature itemsfrom the Florence Jarvis collection.

    Your convention packet will arrive in the mail mid-April.Newsletter Deadline - Monday, April 19, 2004

    InsideOn Tour In San Francisco 2 lOne Person's Index 3 I Where Are You Going? 7Further Thanks To 8 I New Doggies Discovered! 8 I New Members 8

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    Another house we will visit at the 2004 Convention is located at280 Divisadero. It was built in 1885 by the noted San Francisco carpen-ter/builderf developer, Charles L. Hinkel, reportedly for $17,000. The Sec-ond Empire style house is an architecturally and historically noteworthyVictorian structure. The five Hinkel Brothers, Charles, George, Henry,John and William built many of the finest residences throughout The City.

    The Hinkel family, Charles, his wife Tina, their six children, and aChinese cook, remained in the house until 1896. For the next 98 years, thehouse had five owners. In 1994, ADCA Member Richard Zillman and hiswife, Cher, purchased the residence and the back yard carriage house,where the hay and buggies were housed and the footman lived. The Hinkelfamily called him a "groomsman".

    Although much of the original architectural detailing had survived,Richard and Cher have spent five years lovingly restoring the interior to its

    early elegance. The body of the house features the rectangular bays and wood trim typical of theSan Francisco Stick Style. The sides of the mansard roof have straight rather than curved sides,and in the front, pedimented dormers extend from cornice to above theroof. Original to the house are the double doors with stained glass in-sets. Window panels of both the front and back hallway doors featurewheel cut glass in floral motifs. Mythical figures, including miniaturesea monsters, flying horses and temple dogs, embellish the LincrustaWalton dado of the hallway. To the right of the hall through swingingdoors capped by massive pediments, are double parlors and an adjoin-ing dining room that can be closed off by pocket doors.

    While scraping wallpaper off of the hallway, Cher uncovered earlystenciling, signed by a New York artist, dated 1888. In late 1998, therichly decorated cornices and stenciled ceilings of the three publicrooms were restored by Italian artisans. Parlor stencils are painted indelicate pastels and depict lattice works interlaced with vines of pinkroses, while those in the dining room are of a more slender petaledscarlet hued flower. In the cornice moldings are representations ofmusical instruments, drums, horns, cymbals and sheet music. Cavort-ing cupids click castanets and bang tambourines. On the second storyare the living quarters, which include three bedrooms and a full bathwith an oak-rimmed tub and high tank pull chain toilet with elephanttrunk bowl. A back staircase leads to the former attic ballroom, whichat one time had with a small elevated stage for musicians. It is nowused as Zillman's private studio

    Although the Russell and Erwin bronze knobs (K-104 and K-110) are not original to the house, they may have been the original de-sign. Most were acquired from Len Blumin, other ADCA membersand at ADCA conventions.

    The Hinkel House is a designated San Francisco Landmark,Number 190.

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    Published six times a year by AntiqueDoorknob Collectors of America,Inc.P.O. Box 31, Chatham, NJ07928-0031Allen Josl yn, EditorPhone (973) 783-9411FAX: (973) 783-8503Annual Membership in US $25.00Foreign rates on request.Single issue of Wl) ilnnrkunh Q)nlldnr$5.00Founded Sept 1981, the AntiqueDoorknob Collectors of America is anon-profit organization devoted to thestudy and preservation of ornamentalhardware.The opinions expressed in this publica-tion are those of the individual writerand do not necessarily reflect those ofthe Board of Directors of ADCA or theeditors.Any reproduction of material con-tained in Wllilnnrkunb Q)nlldnr with-out permission of the Antique Door-knob Collectors of America is pro-hibited. All material submitted forpublication becomes the property ofthe Antique Doorknob Collectors ofAmerica, unless otherwise agreedupon in advance in writing. Materialquoted in Wl) ilnnrkunb Q)nlldnr fromother sources is subject to the require-ments of the originator.

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  • ONE PERSON'S INDEXBy Allen Joslyn

    This publication was started by Rich and Faye Kennedy way back in 1978, 26 years ago, andthey issued 10 newsletters. When the ADCA was formed, it took over TDC and started numberingthe issues. These past issues contain a wealth of information, but it was not until 1995 that theywere indexed. So here is one person's index of what he (to wit, I) thought were the articles of con-tinuing interest. It does not index many articles, such as those on conventions, obituaries, and ahost of other items. With a few exceptions, the numerous knobs pictured that are or will be in-cluded in Victorian Decorative Art 2nd edition and supplements and not indexed below.

    If any member wishes to expand the index to include other articles, just emailantiquedoorknobs@comcast.net and I will email the index in Excel format, so that the member canadd whatever they wish.

    If there is a particular article that interests you, let me know and - within reason - it will beemailed (or mailed, if necessary).KEY WORD TITLEHow To


















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    March-April 2004

    To Clean or Not To Clean

    Square Doorknob

    Enamel Knob (Greg Kareofelas)

    Emblematic Knobs

    Convention? Is this idea worth pursuing?

    Mercury Glass Knobs

    Two Minnesota Emblematic Knobs

    Hotel Emblematics

    Hotel Emblematics

    Selection of Dayton Manufacturing Co. Knobs

    A Selection of M. Eastwood's Favorite Knobs

    A Selection of Len Blumin's Favorite Knobs

    Extract from "Industrial Chicago"

    Romanesque Knobs

    A Selection of John Holland's Favorite Knobs

    A Selection of Charlie Wardell's Favorite Knobs

    Gothic School

    A Selection of Charlie Bednar's Favorite Knobs

    Polishing Made Easy

    Favorite Doorknobs of Arnie Fredrick

    Italian Renaissance School

    French Renaissance

    Favorite Doorknobs of A. PaholkeFavorite Doorknobs of L. Nemec

    Later Renaissance Ornament in France

    Architect Designed Hardware

    Pioneers in the Hardware Industry (R & E)



    ISSUE AUTHORJul-78 M. Eastwood





    Feb-81 E. Shanly




















    C. Bednar

    A. Fredrick

    A. PaholkeL. Nemec

    M Eastwood

    T. Hennessy

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    Technical Sager Finishes - How Produced 18

    Design Buffalo Knob from the Irma Hotel in Cody, WY 19

    Design Menchhofer Collection 19

    History Pioneers in Hdwr Industry (Corbin, Sargent, Towne) 19 T. Hennessy

    Design Louis Sullivan on Tour 21

    How To Insuring Your Collection 21 D. Kaiser

    How To Metal Cleaning and Brightening 22 C. Wardell

    History Reflections 22 M. Eastwood

    History Historical Notes on E. Robinson & Co. 25 M. Eastwood

    Ceramic Diamonds In The Rough 27 M. Eastwood

    Design Frisco 28 D. Miller

    History Hopkins & Dickenson, Quality & Mystery 28 M. Eastwood

    Ceramic A Potter's Delight 29 M. Eastwood

    History The Knob from Crow Wing County 29

    History Russell & Erwin Role in Compression Casting 30 M. Eastwood

    History Historical Sketch of Russell & Erwin 31 V.Noe

    History History of Mallory, Wheeler & Company 32 M. Eastwood

    Design Historic Wooden Doorknobs 34 M. Eastwood

    History Parker & Whipple 35 M. Eastwood

    Ceramic Porcelain Doorknobs 36 M. Eastwood

    Glass Colored Glass Knobs 37 M. Eastwood

    Design The Cornbelt Doorknob 38 A. LeadersHistory Corbin, A Major Force in Builder's Hardware 39 M. Eastwood

    History 250 Years of Antique Metal Doorknobs 41 M. Eastwood

    History Chicago Hardware Was Unique 43 M. Eastwood

    Design Hardware, California Style 44 M. Eastwood

    History You Just Never Know (composition hardware) 45 V. Eklu