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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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
DR1071 Two Cast Iron Screen Door Latches  Corbin Diagonal Design

Two Cast Iron Screen Door Latches Corbin Diagonal Design

Heres your chance to have matching hardware on your front and rear screen doors! They were made by P & F Corbin in the late 1800s and they named the pattern simply Diagonal. The pattern has a rather Egyptian flair with a mix of geometrics and foliage with picketing around the border of... 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
DR1065 Ornate 1889 Rim Lock Set with Hobnail Details

Ornate 1889 Rim Lock Set with Hobnail Details

This rim lock with just a touch of hobnail ornamentation was made by Russell & Erwin. It proudly bears their signature and patent dates of 1889 on the lock face. The door knobs repeat the hobnail detail on the fronts and have an egg & dart pattern on the backs. The antique rosette and... click picture for more info
DR1058 Early 1800s Carpenter 60 Rim Lock

Early 1800s Carpenter 60 Rim Lock

In the early 1800s England exported many of these wrought iron locks to America and they are still highly sought and treasured. This lock bears the brass medallion with crest and No. 60, JAs CARPENTER, PATENTEE still clearly visible. These locks are unique in that the strike goes up and down... click picture for more info
DR1057 Rare Circa 1880 Railroad Saloon Car Rim Lock

Rare Circa 1880 Railroad Saloon Car Rim Lock

Own a unique piece of American history! As the Orient Express was carrying travelers in style across Europe, here in America we were not to be outdone. The well-to-do traveled by train with opulent coach, sleeper, saloon and dining cars that were outfitted to rival any Victorian home of the time.... click picture for more info
DR1055 Antique Daisy Victorian Cast Iron Screen Door Latch

Antique Daisy Victorian Cast Iron Screen Door Latch

This is such a delicate little set with its little daisy motif door knobs and swirling vines on the lock and rosette! The latch is in excellent working condition and the little tab provides security by keeping the doorknobs from turning. One knob (the one laying down) has some minor roughness from... click picture for more info

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