Antique Y&T "Hellenian"Door Set w/Knobs, Plates, Lock, Key, & Screws. Although there are 6 sets available, the list price is for 1 set. Gorgeous, antique sets made by Yale & Towne of Stamford, CT circa 1905.Each set consists of 2 brass knobs, 2 brass escutcheons, 1 steel mortise lock w/brass faceplate, 1 working key, 1 steel strike plate for the door jamb, 1 three-section spindle with 1 setscrew and 1 securing pin, and 8 installation screws to fasten all parts the door. All brass parts are solid brass not plated steel. Originally, all parts were copper plated and finished with black laquer ("Japanned").
Incredibly, almost all of the plating and finish is remains! The knobs and escutcheons feature Y&T's Greek Revival style pattern, Hellenian. " It is aptly named because it means, "A Greek, " or, "of or relating to the ancient Greek culture and civilization. The locks are reversible and could accommodate either a left or right swing door.
We found the parts with a beautiful, rich patina, which we didn't want to disturb. Please note that the cleaning process will remove much of the black lacquer and possibly, some of the plating. These sets were salvaged from an old home in Northeastern Iowa.They were carefully removed and stored. As a set was being removed from a door, each piece and each screw was put into a ziplock bag, so all of the original parts remain together. This is salvaging at it's best! You could tell that the sets came from a well-maintained home because they are in excellent condition! There are the typical nicks and scratches that you would expect to find on old, used hardware, but no breaks, cracks, dents, gouges, or deep scratches. Except for the keys, there is very little rust on any of the parts. Each lock was opened, inspected, and we sprayed machine oil on and around all parts to facilitate their movement. (Plate) 7/8 W x 5. (Backset-lateral distance from the lock's faceplate to the center of the keyhole): 2. The item "6 available Antique 1905 Vintage Brass Door Lockset Set Oval Knob Plate Lock Key" is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Door Knobs & Handles". The seller is "pennantique" and is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.