These unusual Payson latches are heavy and durable. They appear to have had the,flashed copper finish at one time, but now show only a hint of the finish.,They measure 1 1/2″ square. ,All original and quite hard to find., ,We have cleaned and oiled the latch., ,Care of cast iron and flashed copper finish latches:,We never recommend painting or varnishing window latches to keep them from rusting. ,Either of these treatments diminishes the value of the hardware, makes the hardware,look questionably un-authentic, and creates a look not conducive to vintage homes. ,Genuine cast iron and flashed copper hardware needs to be given the love that one would,give to a prized hand tool. If the piece gathers surface rust because of humidity,,simply prepare an oiled rag and clean (rub) the hardware. The iron and copper will glisten,with re-newed vitality.