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Door handles & tirling pins

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from Berwickshire

Door handles & tirling pins
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Tirling pins were fitted on town house doors. They consisted of a ring and a serrated rod, along which the ring could be rattled. These combined door handles and tirling pins come from Berwickshire. They are made of iron, and the one on the left is attached to wooden board. They date from the 17th century.

Iron tirling-pin with a ring attached to a wooden board, from Berwickshire, 17th century

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