1838 Ball'a Patent gravity rim lock, complete
1838 Ball'a Patent gravity rim lock, complete

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.  These locks are very high quality and Ball's Patent was for gravitation works which operate with no springs via gravity and weights.  See photo of open lock works.  This type of lock was designed to never wear out and work as well today as they did when manufactured almost 200 years ago.  Professionally restored in our shop to a black finish.  Lock body measures 4  1/8" high x 6  1/2" deep x 3/4".   Not reversible - right hand only.  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 with center nut mount measure 1 1/2" in diameter with replacement brass rosette.  Knobs can be adjusted to fit almost any door thickness prior to shipping if that information is provided to us.    Brass oval key escutcheon ( 2" x 1  1/2").  Old bronze key is hand cut replacement.  Quality iron works are shown in open back photo.  This lock is very heavy weighing about 4 pounds and has very smooth working action.  An exceptional early American cast iron signed rim lock.  Restored and complete with mounting screws.