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17" Antique Wrought Iron German Mortise Lock Circa 1860 with Gryphon Handle

$250.00 or Best Offer 11d, 30-Day Returns

Seller: housewerksantiques (101) 100%, Location: Baltimore, Maryland, Ships to: US, Item: 251603908141 Very nice circa 1860 German mortise lock, made from wrought iron. Also included are two original matching rosettes, one original gryphon handle, and one plain handle. The original gryphon handle is a beautiful piece, with a lot of character and fantastic craftsmanship. A fine example of German hardware such as this would find itself right at home in any collection of decorative arts. Overall the lock is in good condition considering its age. There is some wear and rust overall, and some paint residue on the trim. You will receive exactly what is pictured so please review the photographs carefully. The face plate measures 17" by 2", the backset is 3 1/2", and the spacing between spindle and keyhole is 6". The lock body measures 11" by 5 1/2". We are always available to answer any questions, so please feel free to contact us! Shipping: All items are packaged and shipped via USPS. International shipping charges do not include customs or brokers fee's. Shipping Shipping is provided by USPS unless otherwise stated. Local pickup is available on most items, shipping fees will be waived. Local pickups and Maryland residents subject to 6% Maryland sales tax. International shipping is available, please request a quote from us. ***Return/Refund Policy*** We absolutely want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, all we ask is that you please email or call us before leaving negative feedback, we will be more than happy to issue you a refund of your money, or correct any errors. About Us Houswerks Antiques has an ever changing collection of architectural and industrial artifacts, antiques, unusual decorative objects, new old stock, re-purposed and rescued items. We specialize in reclamation, re-purposing and sales of these items. BAYARD STATION—known at its opening in 1885 as The Chesapeake Gas Works—served as the headquarters of The Chesapeake Gas Company of Baltimore City. This forward thinking company pioneered new techniques for the manufacture of coke gas, a man made fuel that predates the city's use of natural gas. These innovations allowed the company, under the stewardship of E. J. Jerzmanowski, the "Polish Baron," to sharply undercut its competitors, triggering price wars that destabilized the competition and ultimately resulted in a series of mergers. By 1888 all of Baltimore's gas producers were under the ownership of one company -- Consolidated Gas, known today as BGE. During the station's heyday, the gas works spread over 14 acres bordered by Bayard Street to the south, Wicomico Street to the east, Nanticoke to the west and Ostend to the north. The complex included the Valve House (Housewerks), four large telescoping holding tanks called "gasometers" situated directly behind the valve house (no longer extant), and a series of processing buildings across Hamburg Street, of which one remains today. The gas was manufactured, stored in the gasometers, and then piped into the valve house where it was compressed before being directed into the main lines of the city. (The pipe for the Hamburg Street Line is still visible in the cellar!) After the 1888 gas company merger, Bayard Station continued to produce gas for a few more years before all processing moved to the Spring Garden site, where it continues to this day. By 1904, the Baltimore Gas Appliance Manufacturing Company had leased the former plant buildings to assemble the famed Oriole Stove; a fixture in many of Baltimore's kitchens. Over the years Consolidated maintained the Valve House for various purposes ranging from offices and record keeping facilities to classroom space. Period photographs show how the building changed over time: a vault was added after 1890, an addition enlarged the west wing, and its floor was lowered to accommodate a street-level entrance in the 1910s. In the 1920's a large motorized blower assembly was featured on the main floor before being modified again to teach apprentice gas fitters in the 1950's. Most of the Bayard Street Station was torn down by the mid-1960s, leaving only the Valve House and Retort House. Consolidated, now BGE, continued to hold the property surrounding the Valve House until the mid-1980s when it was sold into private hands and used as a photography studio over the next decade. In February of 2005, Ben Riddleberger, current owner of Housewerks, purchased Bayard Station and started his architectural salvage business. Over the past 10 years, the Housewerks team has stabilized the long vacant building and has highlighted its many fine details, including, ornamental plaster and woodwork, fireplaces, and Palladian windows. In 2006, Housewerks worked with the Pigtown neighborhood to have the building included on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, Housewerks won the Baltimore Heritage Preservation Award for Baltimore’s best preservation project. We at Housewerks are delighted to be a part of this storied building's history, and are proud to say that Bayard Station is Housewerks' home. You may be interested in many of our other eBay listings Click Here! Material: Iron

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