Door knocker

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From Blackfriar's Wynd, Edinburgh

Postcard of Door knocker.
© National Museums Scotland

Door knocker

This iron door knocker is from the door of a house in Blackfriar's Wynd in Edinburgh. The knocker dates from the 17th or 18th century.

Iron knocker from the door of a house in Blackfriars Wynd, Edinburgh

In the Edinburgh town house of the 17th century, the wealthy merchants and burgesses were able to afford doors with locks and door knockers. Visitors were expected to knock to gain entry.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-314-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MJ 170
Date: 17th or 18th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 147 mm L x 94 mm max W x 48 mm max D
What: Knocker, door
Subject: Locks, keys, etc. (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (Blackfriars Wynd)
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