Sliding Door Hardware
EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co

Restored lock pair – RE Co. (Russell-Erwin Company) pocket door locks from the 1800′s – 1900′s. Self aligning face plates with a unique fancy engraved type finish and design. They also designed the locking jaw which is more secure than the single drop-down hook. The self aligning feature (to ensure the male and female lock would align) was only on the oldest of pocket door locksets as manufacturing costs prohibited them continuing into the 1900′s. Fancy face locksets gave way to the plain face locksets which were the norm until the whole concept of pocket doors went away. The oldest homes on the east coast to the west coast have single or double pocket doors. This set is for a double pocket door set and the patent date is October 23, 1883. The face plates, as you would imagine, are aged and the attention to detail in the manufacturing of these really shows. No equivalent product on the market today. Key operates the latch (one lock engaging the other part). One of my largest skeleton keys fit this lock perfectly and the mechanism works very smoothly. Mounting holes on 6 7/8 centers (note there are four holes on each plate). Face plates are 1 3/8″ wide x 1/8″ thick. Case sizes are both 5 1/2″ tall and both are 3 1/4″ deep. Wide (thick) door application due to the four mounting holes and the faceplate width found in the oldest of homes. All pop-out mechanisms work as you would expect. There is a spring inside each lock that applies tension to the “pop-out” handle. This keeps the handle inside the lock until you pop it out. Very clever design for these type of locks. Thanks for looking at this item and maybe you learned a little more about the history of these fine locksets. The item “EXQUISITE Pair Pocket Sliding Door Mortise Lock SelfAlign RE Co” is in sale since Saturday, December 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Locks, Latches & Keys”. The seller is “terryfoushee” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Dominican republic, El salvador.
  • Type: Pocket Door Lockset
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Decade: Pre 1890
  • Features: Restored
  • Maker: RE Co. (Russell-Erwin)
  • Color: Brass/Copper

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