May 14, 2012, 04:23 PM
any ideas on todays find?
I found this today detecting the field behind the 1780 farm house..any ideas..I'm leaning towards a door latch,but i've never seen anything like this before.
Last edited by River Rat; May 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM.
May 14, 2012 04:23 PM
May 14, 2012, 04:28 PM
May 14, 2012, 04:32 PM
Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter
May 14, 2012, 05:28 PM
Wow. I think he nailed it! Tennessee digger
May 15, 2012, 05:14 AM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....
Yup, what you have is part of a Mortise latch, not a lock since it doesn't have a dead bolt. It would have been used on a closet door or screen door most likely since it would not be lockable. I rebuilt a lot of those for my old house so I could match the original doors and I'd guess yours is a Corbin, or a copy of one probably dating between 1890 and 1920 based on the way it's shaped.
Last edited by NOLA_Ken; May 18, 2012 at 02:53 AM.
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"That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX
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May 15, 2012, 04:51 PM
May 15, 2012, 05:37 PM
May 16, 2012, 09:17 PM
solved by NOLA Ken
May 20, 2012, 09:28 AM
Looks like a lock of some sort, get that 1877 Indian Head, its nears the others, near a water source.
May 24, 2012, 08:11 AM
Keep on hunting!