This door bolt is a surface mount piece that is fastened to the top of the door. If there was a keeper for the plunger, it is missing. These bolts can also be fastened so that the plunger will fasten into the wood. A chain was usually attached to the bottom of the door bolt for ease of pulling down the plunger. This cast-iron Eastlake piece, which dates from 1870 to 1890, was made by the Russell and Erwin Mfg. Company of New Britain, Conn.
The bolt is spring loaded and measures 6 1/4 inches vertically and 2 inches wide. It weighs 12 ounces.
The piece has been cleaned and oiled and is in good working order. Screws will be provided.