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Door knocker with screw

Object Number: 
1944.166
Date: 
1790-1810
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 x 1 in. ( 16.8 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
typed: tag attached to object: "Removed by Philip Corell from No.32 Clarkson Street, N.Y.C., when it was about to be razed to make way for the General Electric Building."
Description: 
Door knocker with screw. Label reads, "From No 32 Clarkson St. obtained while old houses while being razed for the construction of the General Electric Building. Hudson St. N.Y.City Philip Cone 22". Urn-shaped brass door knocker with U-shaped handle.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this door knocker was removed from 32 Clarkson Street, New York City. The Electric Company went on to occupy this space.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Louise I. Corell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group