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These two doorknobs were among the many recovered from excavations at historic Fort Hays by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. One is only the knob portion while the other has a remnant of the cast iron shank. Both show a flint enamel glaze, either in a Rockingham or Bennington pattern. Marble-like swirls such as these were first patented in 1841 and were popular from the 1860s into the 20th century.

Date: 1867-1887

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Item Number: 440024
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440024

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