A Victorian bronze mortise lock set made by Russell and Erwin. The set consists of a pair of black porcelain door knobs with connecting stem, 2 rosettes or back plates for the knobs, mortise lock and thumb turn. The original screws for mounting the hardware are also included. Not included is the strike plate for the door jamb.
This set was salvaged from an 1870’s farmhouse before it was demolished. At that time it was in use on the front entry door. This lock is not keyed. It is locked by turning the thumb latch to secure the bolt. It would be suitable for an interior door where privacy is needed.
The lock face plate is 4 inches long and ¾ inches wide. The cast iron mortise box is 2 3/8 inches wide, 3 ¼ inches deep including the face plate and ½ inch thick. The doorknob rosettes are 2 inches in diameter. The bronze could be polished, but we decided to leave it as it is. The porcelain knobs have some surface wear, but are still shiny.
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