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Sep 11 2013

WW: Accessible Knob?

Category: Accessibility,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:05 am Comments (8)

I’m sorry it’s been a quiet week on iDigHardware so far, but I’m teaching a class for our amazing specwriter apprentices!  We’re working on electrified hardware this week, and I’m so impressed with what they’ve learned so far.  I will need your help with something tomorrow, so please check back and cast your vote.

Rich Conroy of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies showed me this photo in the office yesterday, and I immediately knew it would be a great Wordless Wednesday post.  This is the first time I’ve seen this particular modification.  What do you think?

Modified Knob

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8 Responses to “WW: Accessible Knob?”

  1. Dick Hart says:


  2. Bob Caron says:

    Artistically interesting but since the latch has been removed, an approved accessible pull would have been less work and would serve its purpose better.

  3. Dave says:

    Why? I can’t see a latch bolt. If the latch bolt is not needed, wouldnt a pull
    be better? Maybe I should have left it wordless. Somethings
    just don’t make sense.This makes you think,”what were they thinking?”

  4. Lee Francisco says:

    “A” for effort I suppose. What happened to the latchbolt?

  5. Cda says:

    It’s a Apple Nano holder!!!

    Must be a reason for the modification???

  6. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    Ahhh the 60’s…. [1960’s] This was common back then

    Neat design but I dont think it would meet any ADA due to length and no return…

    Hope its not a fire door with no latch being in place

  7. Chuck says:

    That is an older Russwin Cylindrical Knobset, and those knobs have a thick stainless steel (or plated brass) skin formed over a hard steel base. That must have been incredibly difficult to cut unless it is some sort of antiquated factory option.

  8. Anon says:

    Tactile warning door knob.

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