This flashed copper back plate is in very good condition. It dates from 1900 to 1920, and displays the very popular flashing treatment of that day. Through the years the copper flashing treatment did not stand up very well. Most of the time we find these plates badly stripped of its coating and rusty. The steel back plates were first coated with a copper coating and then flashed (sprayed) with a black lacquer. As homeowners cleaned the plates or abused them through the years, the flashing came off. This one survived.
The back plate measures 7 inches in length and 2 1/4 inches wide. The distance between the door hole and the key hole is 2 1/8 inches. Screws will be included.