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1838 Signed Ball's Patent Cast Rim Lock
1838 Signed Ball's Patent Cast Rim Lock

Rare Ball's Patent 1838 Cast Iron Rim Lock, Restored, Complete 245-537

Your Price: $650.00
Part Number: 245-537
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Rare non-reversible American cast iron entry rim lock, signed on the bolt Ball's Patent.  Patent by Danial Ball, Kingsbury, New York, July 12, 1838  Patent Number 833.    A non-reversible right hand lock only.  These locks are very high quality and Ball's Patent was for gravitation works which operate with no springs via gravity and weights.  This type of lock was designed to never wear out and works as well today as they did when manufactured almost 200 years ago.  Early configuration has the latch on the bottom with the keyed bolt on top.  Restored to black finish, lock body measures 4  1/8" high x 6  1/2" deep x 3/4".  The keeper is an additional 1" on the jamb with brass trim and is a new replacement made in our own shop.  Early original narrow neck brass knobs measure 1 1/2" in diameter with center nut mount.  Our own replacement brass rosette.  Please provide your door thickness so we can make sure the knobs will adjust to your door thickness before shipping.  Oval brass key escutcheon measures 2" x 1 1/2". Quality iron works are shown in open back photo.   Complete with slotted screws - ready for installation.   This lock is very heavy weighing about 4 pounds and has very smooth working action.  An exceptional early American cast iron signed rim lock.

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