This single brass knob was manufactured by the Mallory, Wheeler and Company of New Haven, Connecticut around 1890. This company had perhaps the highest expertise in ornamental hardware. Their pieces are among the most ornate. Because they went bankrupt in 1913 and no longer made exquisite hardware, Mallory, Wheeler hardware is highly sought after.
This 2 1/4-inch knob has eight divisions in its pattern with a stylized image in the center–of which we do not know its meaning. The knob is belted, with the pattern over-lapping to the backside. As far as we know, there is not a pattern name for this one. The knob is in good condition, with no dents, but does show some age. It has a straight neck.