I decided to refinish a very old trunk and the original hardware had always been missing. I was using a trunk design from a large upscale retail catalog as my inspiration piece. These handles were exactly what I needed to achieve the total transformation I wanted.
I built a oak gun box that will hold 6 guns. I needed something heavy duty to hold up when lifting this box. These lifting handles will do the job.
These handles seem very correct for the Civil War period.
The person the unit was being built for loved them. They worked on the "100 year old" box perfectly, which houses his antique flat belt lacing machine, which really is 100 years old.