Antique Bathroom Door Latch with Occupied Indicator
I ordered an antique bathroom door latch that tells whether the bathroom is locked from the outside, like the indicator on a plane bathroom.
I ordered it from Ironmongery World on Amazon. I like the cast brass one from England, better, but this was much less expensive.
I ordered the one that has the red and green, because it was less expensive than the other one and other than the indicator, they look exactly the same.
I figured that part could be replaced or printed over, but Surprise! Vacant and Engaged are printed on the other side. I haven’t figured out how to get that little ring off that holds it in place, but I will!
Ironmongery World WC Vacant/Engaged Toilet Bathroom Door Lock Indicator Bolt
- Material: Malleable Cast Iron With Epoxy Black Powder Coating
- Suitable For Left Or Right Handed Doors
- Comes Complete With Fixing Screws And Spindle
- Indicator – Red and Green
What’s in the box?
Actually, there was no box. The parts came wrapped in bubble wrap in an envelope.
This is the red indicator.
And here is the green indicator.
This is the spindle that will go through the door.
This is the part that catches the latch that holds door shut.
And here is the latch.
There are lots and lots of other options available.
They come in two basic kinds. Inexpensive ones usually only fit the thin doors in the stalls in a public bathroom. The ones that fit thicker doors usually cost more. Satin Nickel is by far the easiest-to-find finish.