Date: Circa 1930S
Material: Brass
Registered Design No: 725430


This handle is sand cast with a cotter pin attachment. By the mid 1960s, sand casting had become less efficient and more time consuming. As a result, Newman Brothers commissioned outside die-casting companies and hot stamping specialists to produce a range of their products for them. This handle also came in a variety of finishes, including ‘Antique Brass’.


There are two types of coffin furniture designs: ‘General’ or ‘Registered’. ‘General’ refers to common designs that stayed in fashion, and were made by all the manufacturers. ‘Registered’ designs, on the other hand, were exclusive to a particular manufacturer and copying was not allowed. The designs had to be registered with the Board of Trade.

This item is in the following Themes:

Death Industry & Manufacturing Commerce

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