On many pieces of furniture from the 1930s and 1940s, because of the tough times, the hardware was simple and plain. Here is an example of that kind of hardware. On dressers and chest of drawers, we find the swing bail pull, hanging from simple eye bolts.
This steel bail, without any pattern, is 3 1/2 inches wide and hangs from its eye bolts 1 1/4 inches. The bail lies flat and its ears turn in to insert into the eye bolts. The steel eye bolts insert into the drawer front and are secured on the backside with a nut. When the bolts are tightened, the bail stays in place.
Behind each eye bolt is a steel 3/4-inch back plate. Through the years, these stamped plates have been dinged and dented.
This pull has been cleaned and is ready to use. It includes one bail, two eye bolts, two back plates, and two nuts. Only if this one could talk.