This beautiful Victorian latch is heavy duty. It has a basket pattern. It is dark brass, or it could be cast bronze, which was also a popular medium used prior to 1900. Both pieces are original. The R & E Co. [Russell and Erwin] emblem and patent date of ’87 is stamped on the bottom.
The base of the latch, with its swing arm, measures 2 1/4 inches long and one inch wide. The arm that fastens into the keeper is 3 inches long and stands one inch from the base. The matching keeper is also 2 1/4 inches long, but only 3/4 inch wide.
The latch is in working order. Screws will be included.