Brass fittings? What the heck did I buy now?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by evelyb30, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I found a gelato pint container full of these 4 inch long (about 10cm) cast brass bits for $2. I figured the scrap weight was more than the price tag, so that had to be a good deal. But...what are they? There's a spot for a bolt/metal screw to go through the wood and into the back, and a square hole for what's probably a knob. That said I think these hang vertically since there's no second screw attachment, and they're all alike. No rights/lefts.

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  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Looks like the backer to a drop bail [ring] drawer pull.
  3. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    A ring/teardrop pull with the square shaped mounting screw would fit in there:


    I've never seen one with that other mounting hole, personally. But I think that's what it is. See what the other hardware folks think.
  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Sure looks like the right square bit. Now for the obvious - I wonder what happened to the rest of the piece! Some have some weathering, so these probably weren't sitting in a drawer somewhere.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2021
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