From about 1900 to the 1930s, flashed copper hardware was in vogue. It is actually stamped steel, coated with copper, and then flashed with a black lacquer. Each piece is slightly different because the flashing is applied differently or at random. This latch was possibly used on a kitchen or pantry cabinet or on a stand-alone cupboard. The body of the latch measures 2 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide. With the keeper, the overall length is,2 3/4 inches. The latch is in good working order. The Old Hardware Store sells top quality, original hardware.