This is the latch on the closet in the upstairs landing. Any guess when it was installed? The build date on my house is supposed to be 1880. I'm unable to find anything to prove it. Odd things here and there are probably original. Maybe this latch? But since building materials don't change very often, does this latch tell me anything?
This is on the outside of the door. Seems back wards to me. I wonder if this door used to swing the other way. Painted over hardware on other doors look like they also had this type latch and it was just left there when they put new white porcelain knob sets on.
This is on the inside of the door.