HUGE 1893 READING HDW PUSH BUTTON ENTRY MORTISE LOCK w/KEYS, PLATES, KNOBS (10975). Vintage: Patent date of January 3, 1893: READING HARDWARE CO.
Of READING PENNSYLVANIA, terrific huge, very well made and it works fine. Push button entry mortise lock with a new Security Solutions cylinder with two keys and it comes with both brass washed steel backplates and two brass washed steel knobs. The lock is NOT reversible. Heavy brass faceplate with body of the lock clearly maker marked with the RHC logo, one of America's many high quality manufacturers of builder's hardware during the second half of the 19th Century and early 20th Century.
Heavy brass front plate measures 9 1/8" long, 1 1/4" wide and 1/8 thick. From the center of the key hole to the center of the knob post hole is 4 1/2. Box is 3 7/8" deep from the back of the front plate and it is 6 3/4" top to bottom. Screws are on 8 1/4 centers.Step back from the front of the front plate to the center of the knob post hole is 3. The lock is made for a post and knob operated entry handle with a 3/8 square post and one is included with the set. The exterior brass faceplate is 12 3/4" long and 3" wide. The matching interior plate is 8 3/4" by 2 1/4". A few scratches and small dings, but overall a fantastic and most uncommon set.
Strikeplate is not included as we currently do not have one that fits this set. Also note that the interior plate comes with a thumb turn knob that throws the deadbolt and locks the door from the inside.This a well made mortise lock. Very clean, no rust, functions very well, heavy duty and with keys! Corbin was right: Great houses do deserve great hardware! SEE OUR FULL INVENTORY of MORTISE LOCKS & KEYS HERE! Village Salvage Inside the Waynesville Antique Mall 69 S. Box 284 Waynesville Ohio 45068. The item "1893 READING HDW PUSH BUTTON ENTRY MORTISE LOCK withKEYS, PLATES, KNOBS (10975)" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Locks, Latches & Keys". The seller is "wam-auctions" and is located in Waynesville, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.