Michael Healy Designs MHDOG02

2"W x 2"D x 5"H Michael Healy Yorkshire Terrier Door Knocker, Bronze

by Michael Healy Designs
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Item No.: MHDOG02

Quick Overview

The Yorkshire Terrier Dog Knocker was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan known for his Unique Door Knockers. When Michael first heard the history of this unique breed, he was intrigued. In the wake of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th Century, many miners and textile workers were forced to leave Scotland to find work in northern England. With low pay and harsh living conditions, many miners took to poaching rabbits as a source of food. It is believed that the Yorkie was developed by crossing various English and Scottish Terrier breeds, giving the poachers a small dog that was ideal for chasing out rabbits. The father of the modern Yorkie was Huddersfield Ben, born in the town of Yorkshire in 1865. He was famous for his success in rat killing contests and dog shows throughout England.
  • Artfully desgined with unique and whimsical details
  • Crafted from the finest metals
  • Adds a unique look to your door
  • Screws and fasteners are included
  • Mounts to most wood, metal, and fiberglass doors
  • The perfect gift for friends or family

Product Overview

All Michael Healy Door Knockers and Doorbell Ringers are cast in Solid Brass, Bronze, or Nickel Silver. Occasionally, a combination of these metals is used to add highlights and depth to a particular design.

Michael's original Door Knockers were cast in solid brass and bronze. In response to the expansion of both antique and contemporary finishes used in door hardware, the line was recently expanded to include Oiled Bronze and Nickel Silver designs.

Each Door Knocker receives a baked polyurethane coating or a statuary lacquer before leaving production. Similar to the protective finish used on cars, these coatings provide a shield against the elements. All of the alloys used by Michael Healy are ideal for outdoor use, allowing you to base your selection on personal preference alone.

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