1930's Art Deco Push Bars from a Movie theater in Saratoga Springs, NY. A total of 6 bars, 3 sets (of 2 : one for the exterior and one for the interior sides of the swinging doors).
Comes with 9 threaded barrel connectors, there may have been plates with these at one time to use with the barrels to have a hidden fastening system. Two of the bars ( 1 set) have small holes drilled in them at one end, probably for a surface mount at sometime while in service..
The bars are made up with a 4 piece construction, 3 solid aluminum pieces connected with hollow Aluminum bar with steel rod inside. Joined together by a sheared off set screws. To tighten or take apart, a new groove would have to be cut in to the set screws, one already has been done before ( see Pics for detail ).
The only markings on the bars are stamped near where the barrels go, with the number: 2096
When these bar where rescued they where covered in paint, the black in the Push section was all but gone, after a lot of hours cleaning , repainting the black enamel and buffing they are beautiful, with a bit more buffing some more of the surface scratches may be removed. These bars could be re-purposed for many things......towel bars, back on doors, display items, .........Good Condition. Original Art Deco Push bars from a movie theater, they show signs of years of use, many small scratches and dings. A few of the bars have a little play in them ,would need to tighten the set screws ( see pics ). Two of the bars have small holes drilled in them at one end probably for a surface mount at sometime while in service..