the insertion deeper at the front of the lobe. After all the leaf ends are finished in this manner the plates are heated and laid on a surface plate with the face up. They are then hammered with a wooden mallet to straighten them. All of the holes are drilled and the angles are riveted to the back of the escutcheon plate. The latch is next forged, and a hole drilled as shown in the drawing. It is then inserted into the square hole of the escutcheon, and a rivet is put through angles and latch.
The handles are forged from 5/8-in. square soft steel. The bottom part is the first forged, and it is veined as shown. The stock is drawn on a taper and twisted. The length is found by measuring with a soft wire. A 1/2-in. tenon is swaged at the end. The handle is formed by heating the top part and bending it over a piece of hard wood, using a wooden mallet to hammer with. The handle is now riveted to the escutcheon. A rivet is used in the bottom part, and the tenon at the top is riveted into the plate from the back. A hole is drilled and tapped into the tenon for a 1/4-in countersunk-head screw. This is done to help fasten the plate onto the door. The screw is run through the door from the inside into the handle.