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Patagoniandigger

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Jan 16, 2020
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Far away South: Argentina
The last year I dag a dump of sand and some fragments of glass.
Patagoniandigger SCH front .jpg
The ony whole thing in that plsce was this decorative part of a lock that someone puted on the top.
A reverse detail.
Patagoniandigger SCH internal .jpg

Last week I picked up this whole door lock . Its in good condition and I'll restore it when I can.
Patagoniandigger VIZCAYA.jpg
Patagoniandigger VIZCAYA  1.jpg

The bronze plate close up.
Patagoniandigger VIZCAYA plate .jpg

I think it worth it Al.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
Beautiful lock. I keep alot of old glass door knobs i find. If they are in good shape. Most hardware is rusty trash usually. Realy nice find. Looks like for a gate maybe.
 

Patagoniandigger

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Jan 16, 2020
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Far away South: Argentina
Tell me how old are the glass door knobs you have?
You said Looks like for a gate maybe. The antique gates i know have a different way to lock.
My one was used in a main thick door. That's why it has a long tube for introduce the (long)key.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Yes it looks a little different. I think these were for interior use more than for outside but i could be wrong. These used skeleton keys they look victorian to me. Does the knob go through that square hole to operate the mechanism or release? Does anything work or is it seized with rust. I use muriatic acid to foam the rust off. I have cleaned various items that were so rusted you could not even tell what they were. Works great for me just be safe if you do use.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
Some of the knobs i found have the shaft still in them. I also found a metal knob i found in my travels. It is very pitted with rust and all i did was spar urethane it. The shaft is square 5/16".
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Patagoniandigger

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Jan 16, 2020
235
28
Far away South: Argentina
They are nice interesting pieces.
My lock is made in Spain.
The bronze disc you see in one of the
images is a cap that covers the key hole in order to prevent the exterior environment.
My lock square hole fot the knob/handle shaft is a little smaller 1/4 "
I use muriatic acid for remove rust from glass.
For restore cans coins or things like this I use electrolysis. It's less harmful than acid.
I'll post a thread about the cans and bottle crown stopper I fixed using this method. Al
 

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