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Antique Drawer Lock, Backset 3/4

Half Mortise Locks for Drawers

Product Info
  • For drawers, desk lids & doors hinged on right
  • Sold each
  • Material: Brass with steel box
  • Supplied with: two keys & brass wood screws for mounting.
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design

Lock Size

  • Backset - Distance To Pin: 3/4" (19 mm)
  • Overall: 2-3/4" Wide x 1-7/8" High (70 mm x 48 mm)
  • Selvedge: 2-3/4" x 9/16"
  • Bolt Projection: 1/4"
  • Key Size: Barrel: 3/16" x 1-3/4", 2-1/4" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 7/16"

Links to more drawer lock sizes below

Finding an exact match for an old lock is not always possible, as only a limited amount of sizes are now  made.

Half Mortise Lock Diagram

Antique Drawer Locks are a traditional design used on vintage furniture. These half mortise locks are for drawers and desk lids.   Can be used on cabinet doors hinged on right.  Due to location of keyhole, cannot be used on doors hinged left. 

These drawer locks have a secure lever locking mechanism. They are hard working reproductions made with a heavy extruded brass plate and steel box.Cabinet Drawer Lock - Backset: Distance to pin is 3/4"

Strikes are not necessary for half mortise locks and are therefore not included. Orders with multiples of the same cabinet drawer lock will be shipped keyed alike. Made in England.

Additional half mortise locks

Replacing Half Mortise Locks

Keyhole location measurement is critical. Replacement lock-keyhole-location must match location of keyhole in furniture.

To measure: easiest to measure old lock, if you have it:

  • Lock Keyhole Location: distance between selvedge-edge - where bolt shoots through, to lock pin. This measurement is known as the backset.
  • Furniture Keyhole Cutout Location: distance between furniture-edge to estimated location of lock pin in furniture keyhole.

For help measuring and selecting antique furniture locks, we recommend readingWhat you need to know about selecting and replacing half mortise locks.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Peggy R. Senchuk

Couldn't be better! Perfect product and delivery time was spectacular. Thank you for your prompt response.

jim feigley
lock and hinges

The quality and style was perfect for a desk I was making for a church. thank you so much

Stuart Eason

Bought 2 locks for a reproduction Townsend Blockfront I built recently. Paxton was the only supplier I found with the proper quality a full published dimensions.....thank you

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