Cast iron reversible vertical
Janus-faced rim lock, circa 1865 signed MW & Co., New Haven on each side for Mallory
Wheeler & Co. New Haven. An early reversible American rim
lock, these locks feature the latch that operates up and down instead of in and
out - similar to the familiar English Carpenter locks. The cutout keeper
allows the lock to release from the jamb keeper when the knob was turned and the
latch lifted - the distinctive keeper offers two cutouts which allows it to be
mounted as either right hand or left hand. Lock measures 4 1/2" x 3
without the 1" keeper. Lock is all original and complete with
brown swirl mineral knobs 2 1/4" in diameter and original cast iron trim.
Back set is 2 5/8". Restored to black finish and complete with one key, ready to install.
Comes with slotted mounting screws.