Date: Circa 1920s-1950s
Material: Sand cast/Nickel plated
Product No: N110 and paired with N618/35 STOP


Nickel electroplating is a technique that involves a thin layer of nickel being deposited onto a metal object. The nickel layer is first and foremost decorative, which in this case was designed to exhibit a silvered effect. It also provided corrosion resistance and wear resistance. This technique was carried out in the Newman Brothers’ Electroplating Shop.


This handle is a ‘cast grip’ handle, also known as a bail handle, which has characteristic U-shaped grips. Often, this grip is attached to the coffin by two fixings at each end. Bail handles were the earliest style of mass-produced handle in England. This handle was paired with the ‘N618/35′ Newman Brothers’ backplate.

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