An early square cornered Pennsylvania German or Dutch Elbow
Latch with the removable screw-off exterior handle shown below in mounted
position, circa 1820.
Levers are spoon style and the off-side handle has round rosette. Lock body measures 3" x
6 1/4" x 1 1/8". This type of lock is not reversible and is
left hand only and will
fit a door up to 1 1/4" thick maximum. This type of lock was used on both
interior and exterior doors as the removable handle was actually used as the
"key". When you left home or just wanted privacy, the handle was removed
so the latch could not be operated from the outside. Each handle was
hand threaded to match each individual lock and handles were not interchangeable
between locks. Lock is in excellent
condition, restored, and complete with wrought iron drive-in keeper 3 3/4"
overall . In very nice condition - complete with slotted mounting screws.