DRAWER-PULLS AND HINGES
A DRAWER-PULL generally consists of a plate to which a handle is fastened. The handle may swing from one or two points, or it may be fastened to the plate with rivets, making it immovable. The plate may be ornamented by piercing or embossing, or both. The ornament may also be cut on the surface with tools, leaving it sunken into the metal. The stock for handles may be round, rectangular or irregular forged shapes.
Fig. 105 shows a drawer-pull with the dimensions. This is a very simple pull, with a movable handle—that is to say, the handle must be raised before the drawer is pulled out. The handle is fastened in position between the lugs with rivets, allowing it to be raised and lowered. The plate is to be fastened with countersunk or round-head screws.
In constructing the pull the plate is made first. The shape of the plate is first sketched on a piece of soft steel with a slate pencil as shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 106. The piece is then marked by cutting on the slate-pencil lines with a cold