Ornate Norwich Antique Two Key Bronze Entry Mortise Locks



Price: $155.00 - Free Shipping!!

  • Item #: DM1135
  • 2 in Stock


These fancy mortise locks were made by Norwich Lock Mfg. Co. in the late 1800’s and the company name is inscribed on the nose of the deadbolt. They are both in excellent antique condition and operate perfectly.  Each lock has been taken apart to remove any rust and each part was individually cleaned and lubricated before reassembling. Some crackling of the black paint on one side of the cast iron casing (paint removed on the other side) with no chips or cracks to the iron. The bronze face plate has been cleaned and lightly polished.  As seen in the photo, one lock has more dings to the face plate and that one will be the last sold. These locks are sold individually and the above price is for one lock. The number In Stock shows how many I currently have.  

These locks have a multitude of operations depending on how you want to set up your trim pieces. The deadbolt is thrown via the lower keyhole from either side of the door with a skeleton key (not included).  The buttons on the face of the lock provide an additional independent level of security.  

With a ¼” split (swivel) spindle: Pushing one button in keeps the outside doorknob from turning (the strike will not retract) and you can still open the door with the interior doorknob.  With the buttons in this position you can still enter the house from outside using the a small skeleton key (not included) in the upper keyhole.  It retracts the strike and you would simply push the door open.  Pushing the other button in allows both doorknobs to rotate so the door can be opened from either side.

With a standard ¼” spindle: Pushing one button in keeps BOTH doorknobs from turning (the strike will not retract).  With the buttons in this position you can still enter the house from outside using the smaller key in the upper keyhole or with a thumb turn (night key) on the inside.  Both would retract the strike and you would simply push/pull the door open.  Pushing the other button in allows both doorknobs to rotate so the door can be opened from either side by turning the knob.

The lock is reversible and you will need to let me know 1) Does your door open “out” or “in”?  2) Standing on the side that you can see the barrel of the hinges, are the hinges on your left or right?  Please provide this information in the Comments section at checkout and I will set your lock before I ship it. If you have provided no information in the Comments section I will assume you wish to set it yourself.

These locks do not have keys but I guarantee the functions all work as they should. See your local locksmith if you wish to use those functions.

Faceplate:  1-1/16” wide x 6-3/4" high
Backset: 2-5/8"
Thumb turn (night key) hole opening: 3/16” square
Center of doorknob hole to top of upper keyhole 1-9/16”
Center of doorknob hole to bottom of upper keyhole 2-1/8”
Center of doorknob hole to top of lower keyhole 3”
Center of doorknob hole to bottom of upper keyhole 3-11/16”
For other dimensions enlarge lock side view photo


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