Exterior cast iron and solid brass Corbin mortise with cylinder lock. An exterior mortise lock is a lock which is used on an exterior door that has been cut with a pocket or hole into which the lock is to be fitted. Exterior locks are used to both latch and lock the door. Exterior mortise locks commonly include a doorknob hub, through which a doorknob spindle is installed and doorknobs are mounted on each side and secured into place with pins or set screws; a thumbturn hub which accommodates an thumbturn which in turn throws the deadbolt to lock and unlock the door from the inside of the house, and either a keyhole for an old-fashioned skeleton or bit key or a circular hole for a cylinder lock. A cylinder lock is a lock constructed with a cylinder that a locksmith can easily unscrew to facilitate rekeying. The cylinder may contain any of a variety of locking mechanisms, including the pin tumbler lock, the wafer tumbler lock and the disc tumbler lock. Antique cylinders missing the key can be taken to a locksmith to have a new key cut.
This door lock or latch is in good condition with no noticeable flaws or damage. No strike plate or key is included but may be available to be purchased separately, please email or call us if you are interested in this.
This is an antique item, sold "as is". Antique or vintage items can be returned to us, they are accepted for store credit only, minus a 20% restocking fee, within 30 days of purchase.