What an extraordinary opportunity! This gorgeous push plate and pull set was made by "Corbin Mfg. Co." of New Britain, CT during the first half of the 20th century. The set consists of 2 large bronze back plates, 1 bronze handle, and 2 iron securing nuts. These are pieces are of the highest quality. Both plates are made of solid, heavy, thick, cast bronze, not stamped or plated iron/steel. The push plate weighs 2 lbs 10 oz and pull (w/handle) weighs 3 lbs 6 oz.
The recessed areas of each back plate are coated with a dark brown, almost black, enamel paint, which was applied by the manufacturer. The seal of New Jersey was casted at the top of the pull's back plate.
Since the push plate was on the interior side of the door, and the pull was on the exterior side, exposed to the elements; the pull has a rich patina, but the push plate only has a subtle patina. If you would like the handle and the unpainted areas on the back plates to look bright, shiny, and uniform, we could carefully clean and polish those portions for an additional $15--email us after the auction if you are interested.
Not only are these parts beautiful and of the highest quality, but they are also in great condition! The handle has a few light scratches and nicks, and the back plates have tiny nicks, dents, and scratches, which are hard to notice unless you carefully examine them. There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or deep scratches.
You would normally find a pair like this on the door of a government building. Now, it could adorn any door in your home or office. This plate & pull set will not only attract attention because of its sheer size and beauty, but anyone who uses the hardware will definitely notice the seal--instant awe! Hardware like this rarely surfaces--act fast! Dimensions:
Back plate: 4" W x 16" H x 1/2"D
Handle: 1" W (at widest point) x Shipping: · Continental U.S.: FREE! · Canada:
6 1/4" H x 1 3/8" (finger space in between the handle and the back plate)
$34.99 · Asia, Australia & Europe:$54.99 ·
Other international buyers please email us for a quote.