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Frank O
Pulls/knobs for cabinets, drawers
Frank O

We're fixing some of the old kitchen cabinets in our 1910 California bungalow, and replacing others keeping the design traditional.

Now we need to shop for pulls, knobs etc. Are there good places to look at examples of styles that would have been popular from 1910 through the '30s?

Jeanne
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Jeanne

This website, Old House Dreams, has listings for old homes throughout the country for sale:
http://www.oldhousedreams.com

Down at the bottom of the home page you can select the date range and style you are interested in and look at those home. Many will have updated kitchens, but some also have original kitchens. This 1922 Craftsman style looks to have its original kitchen – it reminds my of my grandmother’s 1920 kitchen:

http://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/12/03/1922-craftsman-omaha-ne/

Even in homes where the kitchen is not original, there may be clues from built in cabinetry in other rooms that might give you some ideas. These homes do not have original kitchens, but the there is some cabinetry in other rooms that might have original hardware:

http://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/08/12/1919-longmont-co/
http://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/06/27/1914-craftsman-colorado-springs-co/

The more run down homes are more likely to have a period kitchen. The more expensive ones may have a kitchen that is period conscious, but newer. There is also a forum with some old house architecture experts.

Frank O
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Frank O

Thanks much, it was interesting to take a look at those.

function
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function

house of antique hardware is a pretty good source of reproduction stuff

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