Russell and Erwin Mortise Lock Box- Decorative


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Russell and Erwin Mortise Lock Box- Decorative

Interior mortise lock box by Russell and Erwin with decorative bronze plated and japanned front plate. Patent date of 1889. Box measures 3 1/2″h x3″w x1/2″d. Face measures 5 1/4h x 1″w. Shown in 1891 catalogue with Amarat door plate, perhaps an early version of Amarat design combo.

All of our lock boxes are cleaned, oiled and fully tested for functionality. Please let us know if you need a key when you purchase. We can usually find one that will work.

This is an antique item and may show wear due to age. This may include scratches, pitting, patina, finish loss, rust or other general wear. We attempt to include any significant damage beyond regular wear within the description. We make every effort to clean as much paint, dirt and rust off of items while still leaving as much of the original patina as possible. Photos shown are of actual item you will receive.

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Russell and Erwin / Russwin

Russell and Erwin Manufacturing was established in 1839 in New Britain, CT. under the name of Stanley, Russell & Company. The founders include Henry E. Russell, Cornelius B. Erwin and Frederick T. Stanley. Upon Stanley’s withdrawal just one year later, it became Matteson, Russell and Company to reflect a new partnership with Smith Matteson and John H. Bowen. Six years later, the company officially becomes Russell & Erwin. In 1851, it becomes Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Company. They merge with P. & F. Corbin in 1902, but continue to produce under the Russell and Erwin name. American Hardware and Russwin were also brand names used off and on in conjunction with the Russell and Erwin name. By 1964, the division again separated and was purchased by Emhart Manufacturing under the name Russwin. It continues today under the name Corbin Russwin, owned by Assa Abloy.

Additional information

Weight 10.8 oz

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