Flashed copper hardware became the rage at the turn of the 20th Century. Some homes built during this time, (1900-1920s) had all the hardware throughout the home in this flashed copper treatment.
Flashed copper is hardware that is stamped steel but has had a copper coating and then finished off with a flashing of black lacquer. The pieces were somewhat fragile, and many items did not survive (with the flashing) through the years.
This window sash lift is of that era. This piece was placed at the bottom of the sash and was used to lift the window. It measures 3 1/2 inches across and 1 1/4 inches vertically. The finger depth is 5/16 inch. The lift is fastened into place with two screws or nails through holes on the inside ends of the indention.
The lift is in very good condition. There are a few surface scratches, but the copper coating and flashing are well intact.