NORFOLK IRON LATCH W/TULIP ENDS.
An early 19th century Norfolk iron door latch having a stamped back plate with tulip-shaped ends, a saucer-shaped thumbpress and a forged iron grasp with a swaged ornament at centre. Found in Haldimand County this is a larger size Norfolk latch and is fairly heavy. Norfolk latches were popular in America from about 1800 to 1850 when Blake’s Patent Latch took over the market & displaced both Suffolk & Norfolk latches. Norfolk latches were most popular on Greek Revival homes. Dates circa 1830 and measures approximately 12.125 inches in length.