Many older homes on the island still include antique hardware. This solid brass door handle and lock is the original equipment on a 150 year old Ocracoke Island house that was built from salvaged materials.
Sections of this house were constructed with lumber from a shipwrecked schooner. Presumably the door lock also came from that ship. Not too remarkably (considering the quality of workmanship in the mid 19th century), the lock still works.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of Howard's Pub. You can read it here: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082117.htm.