FORGED IRON SPRING LOCK
The main plate is in the shape of a house but with the addition of 2 squared ears to the left & the right of the crest. The keyhole & key bit are S-shaped. Mounted between the main plate and the backplate are the drawback spring, the bolt, the staples, the tumbler and the tumbler spring. The key boward and bow area are a simple oval. There are 4 holes for nails in the backplate. Has its original key. Hand-forged wrought iron. 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches excluding the bolt. Found in Eastern Ontario but likely of Quebec or European origin. In the early days of settlement in North America most locks were foreign made. Circa 1700s.