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Period & Classic Glass Knobs
 
Period & Classic Glass Knobs

Our Period & Classic Glass Knobs are handmade in the same way that the originals were made. These classic pressed glass knobs are beautiful and Gloriously Not machine-made perfect. A bubble or two here or a slight imperfection there is a testament to originality and not a flaw. Period glass cabinet knobs that are cut or faceted are done so by hand, so each knob may have slight variations that are not particularly noticeable.

A pressed glass cabinet knob is made from molten glass that is “pressed” into a cast iron mold of the desired shape. Similar to making taffy, only at a temperature of 1500 degrees, the ingredients for making glass, mostly sand, lime and soda (not the Mountain Dew kind) are mixed into a furnace until the mixture is molten and the consistency of taffy. Different metal and mineral powders are added to make a desired glass knob color if it is to be something other than clear. Then, the glass is gathered onto an iron rod, held over the top of the glass-knob-shaped mold and an appropriate sized ‘glob” is snipped off with scissors and dropped into the open mold. The maker then pushes a plunger into the mold to press the glass into the shape of a glass knob. The glass cabinet knob is removed and slowly cooled. This technique was first patented by American inventor John P. Bakewell in 1825 to make knobs for furniture. Yes the very first pressed glass was glass furniture knobs!

Further work is often required. Cut glass knobs require that maker take the “blank” glass knob and grind the final pattern into the glass knob surface and then polish that surface to diamond like finish. Some of the glass cabinet knobs are dipped or sprayed with acid to create a frosted finish. Other glass knobs may be sprayed with metallic salts while the glass is still very hot to create that colorful light refracting carnival glass or iridized finish that so beautiful in the sunlight. Whatever the treatment, these glass knobs are a real treat to the eye!

Classic Glass Knobs & Period Glass Knobs
Apple Blossom Clear Glass Knob
Apple Blossom Clear Glass Knob
Our Price: $5.95
Sale Price: $4.45
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Diamond Cut Glass Knob - 1-1/4"
Diamond Cut Glass Knob - 1-1/4"
Our Price: $8.89
Sale Price: $3.95
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Clear Glass Knob w/ Brass Base 1-3/4"
Clear Glass Knob w/ Brass Base 1-3/4"
Our Price: $3.65
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Chrome & Victorian Clear Glass Knob  1-1/4" L-P30104-CHC-C
Chrome & Victorian Clear Glass Knob 1-1/4" L-P30104-CHC-C
Our Price: $4.80
Sale Price: $3.90
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Frosted Glass Knob -  Pumpkin w/ Brass Base 1-1/4"  AM-14301FCBB
Frosted Glass Knob - Pumpkin w/ Brass Base 1-1/4" AM-14301FCBB
Our Price: $3.50
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Crystal Clear Glass Swirl Knob 1-3/8" w/ Nickel Base
Crystal Clear Glass Swirl Knob 1-3/8" w/ Nickel Base
Our Price: $3.85
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Frosted Glass Knob - Glass Knob w/ Brass Base 1-1/4" AM-14302FCBB
Frosted Glass Knob - Glass Knob w/ Brass Base 1-1/4" AM-14302FCBB
Our Price: $3.50
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Cut Crystal Clear Glass Knob w/ 24k Gold Plated Base 1-3/16"
Cut Crystal Clear Glass Knob w/ 24k Gold Plated Base 1-3/16"
Our Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $13.75
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Crystal Clear Glass Swirl Knob w/ Brass Base 1-3/8"
Crystal Clear Glass Swirl Knob w/ Brass Base 1-3/8"
Our Price: $3.65
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Bright Brass & Crystal Clear Glass Knob 1-1/4" L-P30104-CL-C
Bright Brass & Crystal Clear Glass Knob 1-1/4" L-P30104-CL-C
Our Price: $4.80
Sale Price: $3.90
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International Style Convex Glass & Chrome Knob 30mm
International Style Convex Glass & Chrome Knob 30mm
Our Price: $4.25
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Clear Glass Seashell Knob - Brass Base 48mm LQ-PN0177-CLR-C
Clear Glass Seashell Knob - Brass Base 48mm LQ-PN0177-CLR-C
Our Price: $5.20
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Cut Glass Knob - Star Heart Cut 1-3/4"
Cut Glass Knob - Star Heart Cut 1-3/4"
Our Price: $7.38
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Clear Glass & Oil Rubbed Bronze Victorian Knob
Clear Glass & Oil Rubbed Bronze Victorian Knob
Our Price: $4.25
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Clear Glass & Chrome Victorian Knob
Clear Glass & Chrome Victorian Knob
Our Price: $4.25
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Clear Glass & Brushed Nickel Victorian Knob
Clear Glass & Brushed Nickel Victorian Knob
Our Price: $4.25
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Glass Crystal Interior Replacement Door Knob & Spindle - 2" K39-D001
Glass Crystal Interior Replacement Door Knob & Spindle - 2" K39-D001
Our Price: $11.00
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Clear Glass Fish Knob - 50mm L-PN0198-CLR-C
Clear Glass Fish Knob - 50mm L-PN0198-CLR-C
Our Price: $5.20
Sale Price: $3.00
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Rainbow Cut Crystal Prism Knob 1-3/16"
Rainbow Cut Crystal Prism Knob 1-3/16"
Our Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $15.10
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Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Pink 1-1/4"
Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Pink 1-1/4"
Our Price: $4.05
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Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Clear 1-1/4"
Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Clear 1-1/4"
Our Price: $4.00
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Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Red 1-1/4"
Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Red 1-1/4"
Our Price: $4.67
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Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Milk White 1-1/4"
Glass Knob Capsicum Flower Milk White 1-1/4"
Our Price: $4.65
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Blue Cut Crystal Knob - 24k Gold Plated Base 7/8"
Blue Cut Crystal Knob - 24k Gold Plated Base 7/8"
Our Price: $10.35
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 Pink Cut Crystal Glass Knob - 24k Gold Plated Base 7/8"
Pink Cut Crystal Glass Knob - 24k Gold Plated Base 7/8"
Our Price: $8.75
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Rainbow Crystal Rose Prism Knob 3/4"
Rainbow Crystal Rose Prism Knob 3/4"
Our Price: $6.50
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Hoosier Bee Hive Clear Glass Knob w/ Nickel Base 1-1/4"
Hoosier Bee Hive Clear Glass Knob w/ Nickel Base 1-1/4"
Our Price: $4.47
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