colonial rim lock entry set design with both exterior and interior views
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Colonial Rim Lock

This venerable predecessor of the mortise lock mounts on the door's interior surface, making installation a snap. The cast-brass model shown, styled after a 1700s original, has a covered keyhole on the exterior that accepts a 5-inch skeleton key. For additional security, pair a rim lock with a dead bolt.

Brass Colonial Rim Lock with an unlacquered, oxidized finish, about $261; House of Antique Hardware
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