Treasury Plate

This plate was specially made for our Treasury Department back in 1872. The mortise lock that this plate was removed from was made from solid bronze as apposed to the norm - which was iron. I have found that most bronze locks were specially made for our Government. {Who else would pay extra $ only to have the mortise lock installed inside a door where it wasn't seen.} Guess some things never change. There were different styles of plates made for the Treasury Depts.through the years. I believe the design and quality of this plate to be a few steps above most of the rest. It's in very fine condition and it retains 136 years of original even patina throughout. The quality of this plate is amazing, along with the finish. Even the key cover has a detailed star with a symbol for justice, with a skeleton key below. Very hard to find in this preserved condition. $295

Item # 117