An antique rim latch and keeper. A rim latch has no deadbolt or key and is used to hold a door closed. Rim locks and latches are mounted on the surface of the interior of the door. They were in use prior to the development of the mortise lock. This rim latch has been stripped and polished.
Dimensions of this item are: Backset: 2-13/16". Case: 3-7/8" x 2-1/2".
This rim latch is in good condition with no noticeable flaws or damage beyond normal wear and tear for an antique item of this age.. We recommend using graphite to lubricate mortise and rim locks if parts are binding or sticking. Use extreme caution when opening locks, rest lock on a level secure surface and carefully remove top to reduce the risk of flat springs popping out of position. Take a photo of the inside of the lock to ensure you know where all pieces go as many are held in by the friction of both sides of the case, so when one side of case is removed parts can fall out.
This item is able to ship via USPS Priority Mail or UPS services, usually within 24 hours of placing your order. Rush shipping is available for this item if in stock, please call to confirm the ship date before ordering if this is a rush order. International shipping is available for this item.
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 10% restocking fee, within 30 days of purchase.