This exquisite window latch is from the Victorian era. It was manufactured by the Russell and Erwin Mfg. Co. in New Britain, Connecticut. (Their logo is stamped on the back.) The company manufactured hardware as early as 1839, but in the early 1870s started to do compression bronze work. Around this time the company became known as the “Russwin” company. This window latch is an example of that development.
The latch part which has the swing arm and spring, has a back plate that measures 2 3/8 inches long and one inch wide. The arm, that latches into the keeper, is 2 7/8 inches long and stands one inch high. The keeper is 2 3/8 inches long and 7/8 inch wide.
The latch is in good working order. Screws will be included.