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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DR1096 Vintage Lever Surface Mount Screen Door Set

Vintage Lever Surface Mount Screen Door Set

This latch operates with lever handles rather than knobs and has a handsome plate for the outside of your screen door.  A little silver button locks the door for security. It was made in the 1950’s and was found unused in its original box with all mounting screws. A small blemish or two to the... click picture for more info
DR1094 Horizontal Late 1800’s Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock Set

Horizontal Late 1800’s Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock Set

This antique rim or box lock is from the late 1800’s and is the harder to find horizontal configuration. All parts have been cleaned of old paint/rust and have a medium iron patina. The finger lock on the side that would be operated from inside the room is broken off – a bonus if you have children!... click picture for more info
DR1093 Mid 1800’s Cast Iron Rim Lock – No Keeper

Mid 1800’s Cast Iron Rim Lock – No Keeper

This is a very old beveled edge rim lock that was made in the mid 1800’s 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
DR1092 Vintage Cast Iron Rim Lock – No Keeper

Vintage Cast Iron Rim Lock – No Keeper

This rim (or box) lock was made around 1950 so we might consider it a reproduction even though it would be about 60 years old. Funny how these things work! It’s a sturdy lock with a cast iron casing and everything works as it should. A bit of paint on the edges but you could just spray paint it... click picture for more info
DR1091 Fancy Late 1800’s Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock Set

Fancy Late 1800’s Antique Cast Iron Rim Lock Set

This antique rim or box lock is from the late 1800’s 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
DR1090 Antique Bulls Eye Cast Iron Rim Lock Set with Skeleton Key

Antique Bulls Eye Cast Iron Rim Lock Set with Skeleton Key

This antique rim or box lock is from the very early 1900’s and features a bull’s eye motif – so popular during the Victorian era. All parts are in excellent condition with original paint. One side of the lock is very glossy since it was against the door previously. This lock does not have a finger... click picture for more info
DR1080 Ornate Circa 1875 Rim Lock for Pantry or Screen Door

Ornate Circa 1875 Rim Lock for Pantry or Screen Door

This small cast iron surface mount lock was made by Russell & Erwin and is just covered with Victorian vines and daisies! Many layers of paint were removed to reveal the flawless details.  The perfect touch for an inward swinging screen, pantry or access door. These small rim locks for inward... click picture for more info
DR1071 Two Cast Iron Screen Door Latches – Corbin “Diagonal” Design

Two Cast Iron Screen Door Latches – Corbin “Diagonal” Design

Here’s your chance to have matching hardware on your front and rear screen doors!  They were made by P & F Corbin in the late 1800’s 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 1800’s. 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 1800’s Carpenter 60 Rim Lock

Early 1800’s Carpenter 60 Rim Lock

In the early 1800’s 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
DR1037 Cast Iron Screen Door Latch – Corbin “Diagonal” Design

Cast Iron Screen Door Latch – Corbin “Diagonal” Design

Lots of the original bronze plating is still in place on this adorable screen door latch. It was made by P & F Corbin in the late 1800’s and they named the pattern simply “Diagonal”.  It has a rather Egyptian flair with a mix of geometrics and foliage with picketing around the border of the... click picture for more info
DR1001 Vintage Brass Craftsman / Mission Entry Rim Lock

Vintage Brass Craftsman / Mission Entry Rim Lock

This lock is quite unusual in several respects. It is solid brass which would indicate that it was originally intended for an entry (exterior) or marine (a yacht perhaps?) use. It also has a very unique method of attaching the doorknobs without the use of set screws – very classy! As you can see... click picture for more info

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