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Rim lock with label

Object Number: 
1870.5
Date: 
ca. 1780
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 8 x 1 in. ( 10.8 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
hand engraved: on reverse: "Andre" handwritten: paper label attached to lock: "This lock was used Sept and Oct 1780 for the / safe-keeping of Major Andre, previous to / his execution, at Tappan / Removed from the door of the room, in / which he was conf
Description: 
Rectangular iron rim lock with a warded keyhole and rectangular bolt and a now missing knob which retracted the spring operated latch. Paper label attached to the front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Reverend William T. Doubleday
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group