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Finger-plates and Kicker-plates

Why Important

What to look for

It is thought that finger-plates were not used originally but they have often been added at a later date and are commonly made from brass, glass or ebony.

When to look

How to fix

Brass fittings have a high content of zinc. Fittings of aluminium or plastic are inappropriate and should be replaced if possible.

Brass work that has been painted or electroplated can be restored.

New finger-plates should be as discreet as possible.

Avoiding creating problems

Finger Plate and Brass kicker plates fixed to the base rail of doors are an inappropriate modern addition and should be avoided.

Historical background

finger-plates_and_kicker-plates.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/31 12:44 by mark