Can you handle this?


I require a set of brass handles of the pattern illustrated above. Strangely, it’s not an uncommon pattern, yet I searched through my boxes of strays for comparable bails and backplates without any luck and I haven’t been able to locate satisfactory matches from any of the usual reproduction brass foundries either.

I am therefore appealing to the readership for help once again: If anyone should happen to have a set of eight of theses handles (or even a part set) that they would be willing to sell me I would be eternally grateful.

Alternatively, I would even be interested in borrowing/renting a single bail and backplate to carefully copy. The originals would be returned in as-received condition.

If you feel you can help, please contact me.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to Can you handle this?

  1. Nice handles, not sure I recognise those backplates, they are excellent. Shall have a look around. Keep well Jack.


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  3. Jack Plane says:

    The handles have now been sourced. Thanks to those who offered help and suggestions.



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