Rim Locks / Box Locks

Rim locks, or box locks, are installed on the surface of the door and can be seen from one side of the door. They were one of the earliest lock designs by American manufacturers from about 1830. Even older locks were imported from Europe and England. There are a few of the very old rim locks here but most are from after 1865 when manufacturers introduced a reversible lock. Prior to that date the locks were restricted to left or right hand doors. These are by far the easiest locks to install! See Helpful Information on how to install a rim lock. Note: There are also small rim locks shown here that are used for screen doors, cabinets and small access doors. You might also want to look at Cabinet Latches as well.



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DR1115 Set of 2 Corbin Rim Locks with White Porcelain Knobs & Keys

Set of 2 Corbin Rim Locks with White Porcelain Knobs & Keys

These simple white porcelain knobs were the mainstay for old rim locks. These locks were made by Corbin in the late 1800s and remain in excellent condition. Knobs have some age spots which is typical for hardware this old. Parts have been thoroughly cleaned and oiled for perfect mechanical... click picture for more info
DR1114 Antique Vertical Rim Lock with Sparkling Glass Knobs

Antique Vertical Rim Lock with Sparkling Glass Knobs

Who says you cant use glass door knobs with a rim lock!?! The outside of your door will look just like when a standard mortise lock is used with the brass rosette and keyhole cover. That brass has a nice medium patina as do the knobs and finishing collar that Ive included. The cast iron lock and... click picture for more info
DR1113 Antique Passage Rim Latch with Rare Mini Porcelain Knobs

Antique Passage Rim Latch with Rare Mini Porcelain Knobs

This is a shapely early rim lock with beveled stepped edges. These rare tiny knobs are almost impossible to find! These locks are excellent for use on a door where it only needs to be locked from the inside. A little tab on the front of the lock throws a little deadbolt to provide privacy. And... click picture for more info
DR1112 Antique Vertical Sargent Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

Antique Vertical Sargent Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

These simple white porcelain knobs were the mainstay for old rim locks and this set by Sargent & Co. is a perfect example. One side of the lock bears the logo Sargent & Co Easy Spring and the other side bears patent dates of 1885 & 1886. All metal parts are thick cast iron with a dark... click picture for more info
DR1111 Keyed Antique Vertical Rim Lock with Brown Clay Knobs

Keyed Antique Vertical Rim Lock with Brown Clay Knobs

These brown clay knobs are hard to find without the swirled pattern. They have an almost speckled look and are in great antique condition. All other parts are thick cast iron with only minor wear to the original black enamel, more so on the rosette and keyhole cover. Parts have been thoroughly... click picture for more info
DR1110 Antique Vertical BLW Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

Antique Vertical BLW Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

These simple white porcelain knobs were the mainstay for old rim locks and this set by Branford Lock Works is a perfect example. All other parts are thick cast iron with a dark patina. Parts have been thoroughly cleaned and oiled for perfect mechanical condition. For security there is a finger... click picture for more info
DR1109 Antique Norwalk Passage Rim Latch with Brass Knobs

Antique Norwalk Passage Rim Latch with Brass Knobs

These locks are perfect for a bedroom where the only locking function is from the inside of the room with a little tab on the back edge that locks the knobs. The heavy cast brass knobs are a classic touch to go with other areas of your home. This set is in excellent aesthetic and mechanical... click picture for more info
DR1108 Antique Corbin Rim Lock with Black Knobs & Ornate Door Plate

Antique Corbin Rim Lock with Black Knobs & Ornate Door Plate

Most of these old rim locks have a simple rosette and keyhole cover for the outside of the door but some manufacturers chose to use an ornate door plate. This door plate really sets off the black glazed clay knobs and features bunches of flowers. Be sure to enlarge the photo to see all the detail!... click picture for more info
DR1107 Set of 2 R/E Rim Locks with White Porcelain Knobs & Key

Set of 2 R/E Rim Locks with White Porcelain Knobs & Key

These simple white porcelain knobs were the mainstay for old rim locks. All other parts are thick cast iron with lots of the old black enamel remaining on everything but one lock, which has a very dark patina. These locks were made by Russell & Erwin around the turn of the 20th century and each... click picture for more info
DR1106 Antique Horizontal Rim Lock with Black Glazed Knobs

Antique Horizontal Rim Lock with Black Glazed Knobs

These pretty knobs are made of mineral clay that has a shiny black glaze. If you break one you would find that the interior is similar to red pottery we see for garden items now. All other parts are thick cast iron with a dark patina and almost all the old black enamel remaining on the lock and... click picture for more info
DR1105 Vintage 1940s Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

Vintage 1940s Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

These old rim locks were still in use during the early 20th century for utility parts of homes. The difference between these later versions is the use of wrought steel for parts rather than cast iron. The casing is still cast iron as are the door knob shafts. Parts have been thoroughly cleaned and... click picture for more info
DR1104 Antique Passage Rim Latch with Mineral Clay Knobs

Antique Passage Rim Latch with Mineral Clay Knobs

This is a shapely early rim lock with beveled stepped edges. The swirled mineral clay makes these knobs a real attention getter! These locks are excellent for use on a door where no locking function is needed. This set is in excellent aesthetic and mechanical condition and has been cleaned and... click picture for more info
DR1103 Set of 3 Corbin Rim Locks with White Porcelain Knobs & Keys

Set of 3 Corbin Rim Locks with White Porcelain Knobs & Keys

These simple white porcelain knobs were the mainstay for old rim locks. All other parts are thick cast iron with a dark patina and much of the old black enamel remaining on the locks and keepers. I especially like the little casting tab that remains on one of the fancy keyhole covers! The above... click picture for more info
DR1102 Antique Vertical Corbin Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

Antique Vertical Corbin Rim Lock with White Porcelain Knobs

These simple white porcelain knobs were the mainstay for old rim locks. All other parts are thick cast iron with a dark patina and much of the old black enamel remaining on the lock and keeper. Parts have been thoroughly cleaned and oiled for perfect mechanical condition. For security there is a... click picture for more info
DR1101 Antique Vertical Corbin Rim Lock with Mineral Clay Knobs

Antique Vertical Corbin Rim Lock with Mineral Clay Knobs

Just look at those swirled multi-colored knobs! They are sometimes referred to as Bennington but were made by all the old hardware manufacturers. All parts have a dark iron patina with much of the old black enamel remaining. Parts have been thoroughly cleaned and oiled for perfect mechanical... click picture for more info
DR1099 Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock  No Keeper

Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock No Keeper

This is a sturdy lock with a cast iron casing and everything works as it should. It has a little finger lever on the side that will lock the door for privacy. If you want to use the deadbolt you would have to get your own skeleton key. A bit of surface rust which you can remove if you wish. No... click picture for more info
DR1098 Mid 1800s Cast Iron Rim Lock For Parts or Use

Mid 1800s Cast Iron Rim Lock For Parts or Use

This is a cool old lock made by Norwalk with their logo on one side. On the other side it says Patent Appl For. The lock has a chip to the cast iron at the keyhole on one side. Although it could still be used with that side against the door Im pricing it to be used for parts if you have the same... click picture for more info
DR1093 Mid 1800s Cast Iron Rim Lock  No Keeper

Mid 1800s Cast Iron Rim Lock No Keeper

This is a very old beveled edge rim lock that was made in the mid 1800s before they were reversible. This lock can only be used with a right hand door and is missing the keeper or catch. The lock has been opened and inspected to ensure that all functions are working and in good order. It has an... click picture for more info
DR1091 Fancy Late 1800s Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock Set

Fancy Late 1800s Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock Set

This antique rim or box lock is from the late 1800s and features just enough fancy detail to make it special. All parts have been cleaned of old paint and have a medium iron patina. Note the fancy rosette for the off side of the door! The finger lock on the side that would be operated from inside... click picture for more info
DR1067 Classy Antique Mallory Wheeler Rim Locks  3 Available

Classy Antique Mallory Wheeler Rim Locks 3 Available

Add a touch of class with these high quality rim locks made by Mallory Wheeler in the late 1800s. The fancy line work around the edges gives them a very elegant look. They have been stripped and oiled for a warm glow. Each set includes the lock, keeper, rosette and keyhole cover. This door... click picture for more info

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