This is the most simple way to fasten a gate or door from yesteryear. Security was not a worry, except to keep the wind from banging the door!
The hand-forged iron hook is 5 3/4 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. The keeper is an old steel eye screw. Its eye ring is one inch round, and screws into the wood one inch. The hook is fastened to the door with a heavy round-headed steel screw, 1 1/2 inches long.
This outfit gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling, memories from when I was young!