Door Indicator Bolt
Samuel Heath, a manufacturer of solid brass door and plumbing products from Birmingham, England has been producing door lever handles, door knobs, door knockers, bell buttons, cabinet hardware, window fittings, door closers, faucets and bath accessories, along with very special items including their ‘Door Indicator Bolt’.
Door indicator bolts were first used in nautical applications to identify if the head (washroom) is in use. Later it was popular for Edwardian bathrooms at the turn of the century. In the mid-20th Century the bolt began to be used in airplanes.
Where a traditional aesthetic and charm is desired on a washroom door, door indicator bolts are often specified. Particularly popular for powder rooms, the Samuel Heath indicator bolt is available in popular unlacquered brass, satin brass, polished nickel and polished chrome finishes.