Antique Iron Rim Lock, Fully Restored


Please note: These dimensions are estimates. The locks vary a bit by lock manufacturer, but are all roughly the following sizes. We do our best to match locks on your order, but, depending on availability, we can’t guarantee they’ll all be exactly the same size or brand.

Vertical Case:
Lock: 3 ½” wide x 4” tall
Keeper: ¾” wide x 4” tall

Horizontal Case:
Lock: 4 ¼” wide x 3 ⅛” tall
Keeper: ¾” wide x 3 ⅛” tall

1 each: Rim Lock with Privacy Locking Function
1 each: Rim Lock Keeper
1 each: Iron Key Escutcheon (may vary from version pictured)
1 each: Newly Cut Skeleton Key
1 set: Mounting Screws

Sold as Set

The locks are field reversible. Please select horizontal or vertical version from thumbnails below. We recommend pairing the locks with our fully restored antique mineral knobs. When purchasing the mineral knobs, simply select the “Rim” base for a perfect match!

Please Note: As the rim locks are actual antiques, often well over 100 years old, they are likely to show signs of age and wear. We do our best to restore the locks to their original condition, but they will not be perfect. That said they are immensely more attractive and richer in character than the modern reproductions. We test the locks before they ship to ensure they function properly and have no functional damage, but they are not warrantied. Please understand you’re assuming a risk purchasing antiques. As they are antiques, our normal 30 day return policy does not apply. They must be returned within 1 week.
Item Number: A25A-LOCK

These are not the cheap, aluminum reproduction rim locks you may have seen on the market. These are fully restored antique originals, gorgeous to behold and to use.

Original, fully restored, antique, black iron rim lock. The rim lock features both a privacy locking mechanism to lock the knobs, as well as a bit key activated bolt for security. These gorgeous locks were ubiquitous in the 19th century, often used with the popular mineral knobs. It was not uncommon to find them installed on every door in the house, and they remain a great choice today!

We start with 100+ year old antique locks from companies like Russwin and B.L.W. (Branford Lock Works), and our in house experts:
  • Completely disassemble the locks and carefully strip away years of paint, dirt, rust, and debris.
  • Refinish the case in the original flat black so it looks nearly as good as it did originally!
  • Repair the lock mechanism by cleaning and oiling all the parts and hand crafting new springs and keys.
  • For the door interior, add a reproduction iron key escutcheon and custom cut steel bit key.
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