Following are some links and resources that you may find helpful and informative:
The Antique Doorknob Collectors of America is a group of people dedicated to collecting and saving antique door hardware. I am a member and highly recommend this organization.
Web Wilson.com Online architectural salvage auctions and loads of information on antique hardware!
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Search page) - Great for looking up US Patent information.
National Register of Historic Places - Be sure to check out their Research pages!
United States Park Service – Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Texas Historical Commission – Their Atlas can show you the homes and buildings in Texas (including Bastrop)
Old Rose Hardware - Beautiful rosettes to retrofit antique doorknobs on modern doors.
NOTE: I will NOT be held responsible for the content of any links on this page. They are supplied for information only and have NO direct relation to www.historichomehardware.com !