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vicki hufstetler replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Check these out: https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Adjustable-48-inch-Cafe-Curtain-Rod-and-Clear-Faux-Crystal-Finial-Set/10521830/product.html?  I was hoping to find some with the threading showing, so we could compare, not luck so…"
Sep 3
Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hi Vicki - thanks again.   So, just for the heck of it, I sent an email to the author of the website that tomsantiquesetcetera referenced in his response.  Specifically, the article that discussed Overmyer's patent, just to get…"
Sep 3
vicki hufstetler replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Oh Karen, I'm sorry I did not see this comment when I posted. Very odd, I'm thinking the NING is wonky today. Anyways, you believe that the glass is strongly "adhered" for lack of a better word to the brass. If that is the case,…"
Sep 3
Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hello All, wow, so appreciate all of the discussion! I have just tried to unscrew the brass base from the glass knob, on several of them, and cannot, for the life of me, get them apart.  They must be adhered together somehow.  I have tried…"
Sep 3
vicki hufstetler replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"That is an excellent point, Michael! I remember hollow brass curtain rods that did indeed have these pointy glass thingies placed on either side. Our OP hasn't responded yet, hopefully she will as I'm very curious to know if it would sorta…"
Sep 3
Molly replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I think we ALL really meant Glass Drawer Pulls"
Sep 3
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Overmyer's patent was an improvement over an earlier design. The original GLASS DRAWER PULLS screwed directly into the wood.  Overmyer introduced the brass retainer which simplified installation and made it stronger. The older style were…"
Sep 3
Michael replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I see them now, for some reason, I could not see all the other replies from others on this post.  They are there now though.... go figure."
Sep 3
Molly replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"It just seems the threading on a finial to a lamp is fairly universal...MUCH more so, than finding a female opening that these rather wide threads would fit into."
Sep 3
Molly replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I asked the same question earlier"
Sep 3
Michael replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"the brass threaded finials, in varying sizes were used in many places such as bed knobs, bannister decorations, curtain rods, drawer pulls etc...  there were those which were threaded straight into the glass, lucite or later on plastic, often…"
Sep 3
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Overmyer patented this threaded glass drawer/door pull in 1921. They have begun selling new ones presently.  https://www.glassian.org/Overmyer/index.html"
Sep 3
vicki hufstetler replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hi Karen, A few thoughts.. Might be repurposed dresser or cabinet knobs, most pieces like this are used on top of lamps, but I'm assuming the threads throw that idea out. Thats why I'm Thinking repurposed. The other thought is, possibly…"
Sep 3
Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you Molly, the items on Etsy are the closest I have seen!  Appreciate the information."
Sep 2
Molly replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
Sep 2
Molly replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"See the link to Etsy I provided above."
Sep 2

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