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I am planning to flip a door round so it opens with the hinges on the other side. Before I even start I want to know if the 'lock' mechanism exists in a mirrored format so the door can still open into the room.

I have an photograph of the mechanism that I would like to identify. If I can find out what the name is then I can at least start to search to see if that component exists in a mirrored format!

photograph of the mechanism that I would like to identify

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    I believe it has a specific name, but I don't remember it. I have seen this type of lock in the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum in Milwaukee WI. They might be able to tell you about them villaterracemuseum.org/contact.html – Jim Stewart Jun 11 '17 at 15:38
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This is a rim lock or sometimes called a rim latch. Yours looks to be made of cast iron, and while you may not be able to find the exact duplicate, you may be able to come close.

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