Push plates are often times found on swinging doors or on a front door. This one is from the era of flashed copper–1900 to the 1920s. The flashed copper treatment was very popular during this era. Some homes built during this time had every piece of hardware throughout the entire house in flashed copper. The plate is stamped steel that was coated with copper and then flashed or sprayed with a black lacquer. No two pieces are alike. Of example, this push plate received the flashing only on the top and bottom. The middle was spared.
Because the plate is beveled, it projects from the door 3/8 inch. It is 10 inches long and 3 inches wide. There are four holes, one in each corner, for mounting.
The plate is in quite good shape. There are a few surface scratches, but the fragile flashing is not damaged. This one is a real eye-catcher!