We chose to not clean this pull. Some customers tell us that they want a shabby pull for an old chest or dresser. Such pieces like this one are also used for artwork or used to add charm to a collage. The back plate is stamped brass but has the dark finish which was probably applied at the factory. The bail and eye bolts are rusty.
The back plate measures 5 1/8 inches horizontally and 2 inches vertically. The total drop including the bail is 2 3/4 inches. The swing bail is wide, 4 1/4 inches across. The original nuts are loose and are included.
PS. The dark finish is on the front and back, which leads us to believe that the manufacturer dipped this pull into a solution before or after it was stamped out. Through the years, the pull’s surface has become more rough, but there are very few dings or dimples.