lockwood front door lockset circa 1919 replacment

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Old 09-05-05, 10:20 AM
R Salls
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Question lockwood front door lockset circa 1919 replacment

We have a 1919 home with a frontdoor lockset from the same era. The brand is Lockwood it has a three leaf clover on the catch. I am trying to replace the lockset with a new unit but can't seem to remove the square rod for the inside door knob. Does anyone know the trick for removing this square doorknob rod?
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Old 09-06-05, 06:11 AM
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Welcome to the forums R Salls.

It sounds like you have the inside knob off already? Mortise locks typically have the outside knob pinned to the spindle (the square part) and some type of system to make the inside knob removable(set screw, threaded knob, adjustable trim with pin).

A solid spindle will be removed by pulling on the outside knob. On old locks, often this requires some lubrication where the spindle enters the hubs of the lock and some gentle tapping on the inside of the spindle. (Be careful-if you hit it too hard repeatedly, it may mushroom).

If it is a split spindle, removal will be the same if it was installed properly.There may be other points to consider if it was not-post back if you are still having problems.
 
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