Actually this cast-iron, heavily decorated door bolt could be used at the top–or bottom–of a door. This antique is from the Eastlake era (1870-1890). The push lever, which controls the plunger, could be used with the thumb and forefinger at the top of a door, or by the foot at the bottom of the door. There is no keeper so the bolt needs to be pushed into the floor or the frame.
The pattern is very sharp. At the top and bottom of the plate, a belt buckle and strap can be seen in the pattern.
The plate of the bolt measures 4 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide. We have cleaned and oiled this gem, and it is ready to use. Screws will be provided.