This pair of Eastlake/Victorian door bolts match one with the other. They date between 1872 and 1890. The floor bolt has a patent date of April, 1872 stamped on the back. Each one has the Eastlake daisy and leaves. They are heavy cast iron, each weighing 14 ounces.
The floor bolt has a spring mechanism. The platform is mounted so one can step onto the platform in order to push the plunger into an opening in the floor. The bolt is then released with a button. The mounting plate (which mounts at the base, on the outside of the door) measures 5 1/4 inches vertically and 2 1/4 inches horizontally. There is no strike plate for the floor.
The matching bolt mounts on the outside, at the top of the door. Its plunger fastens into a keeper that is mounted on to the frame. This piece has a keeper, but it’s pattern does not match. It does look good with it, as you can see in the picture. The plunger is controlled with a chain and spring. A chain can is fastened to the spring in order to pull the plunger down. This upper door bolt is the same size as the floor bolt.
This set is very old. We have cleaned and oiled the set. It is in working order and ready to use.
Screws will be included.