finger plate

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push plate, finger plate, hand plate

A plate applied to the lock stile of a door to protect it against soiling and wear.
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A ZENA SAYS: You can buy this Chelsea Flower finger plate for pounds 14.
Oaktree House at 115, Lordswood Road, Harborne in Birmingham, a five bedroom house dating from 1910 when it was a show house for a respected local building firm' Original door detail includes this beaten copper finger plate in Arts & Crafts style' A 25ft run of kitchen and breakfast room space has been created to one side of the house
All doors leading off it have distinctive architraves with carved lions head at the top corners, brass finger plates and brass handles.
WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT IT Situated on a sought-after tree-lined street, close to local shops and parks, the property offers a host of original features such as sash windows, original stained glass, fireplaces, panelled doors, stripped floorboards, original floor tiles, door handles and finger plates.