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Posted 2 years ago

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eyespy3017
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I assume Brass, with a huge keyhole and heavy! no Marking though, I thought all Locksmiths put their mark" on them

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 2 years ago
    Beautiful!
  2. Earthling_ Earthling_, 2 years ago
    It could be made of brass, but more likely bronze. It is hard to tell in your pictures. In the first picture the lock case looks like brass since it has a more yellow tint to it, but in the other two pictures it has a redder look which would make it bronze. Both are alloys containing copper and zinc, but I believe bronze is more durable.

    There is no keyhole that I can see in your pictures. That big gaping opening is where something is missing. A thumbturn for privacy perhaps.

    Is there only a latch on the edge of the lock, or is there a solid bolt as well? That might make a difference on where it would have been used. It looks rather large, and you say heavy, to be an interior door lock, though it still could be. A side or back entrance lock perhaps? It is probably not a main entrance lock.

    Look closer for a brand or maker's mark. You don't always find a name. It could be a small logo or initial.

    It is a beautiful lock at any rate. Keep it close to you until you, or we if you will, solve your mystery.

    -- Earth
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Beautiful!!!
  4. eyespy3017 eyespy3017, 2 years ago
    Thank you Earth!!, I have a bunch of door plates that go with this series/pattern, I will also look for any parts/pieces... I have a door knob from this series that has some rust on it, if that helps determine metal makeup...
  5. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Aesthetic period design, probably produced 1870s to 1880s. Very nice.

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