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    Antique Drawer Lock - Backset 1

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    • How Sold: Each
    • Style: Transitional
    • Usually Ships In: 1-3 business days
    • Material: Brass & Steel
    • Finish: Natural
    • Includes: 2 Keys & Mounting Screws

    Half Mortise Lock

    Half Mortise Lock Diagram
    • Backset- Distance To Pin: 1" (26 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"

    We recommend reading: Selecting and replacing half mortise locks.

    Many lock sizes were made years ago. Few sizes are now made. Replacing old locks often requires cabinet work.

    More Half Mortise Drawer Lock Sizes:
    Keyhole Covers

    This cabinet drawer lock features a traditional design. It is often used on antique and vintage furniture. This lock is well-crafted with a sturdy extruded brass plate, steel box, and brass bolt. Use on drawers, desks, and cabinet doors hinged on right. The secure lever locking mechanism ensures reliable functionality.

    These half mortise type locks are for drawers and cabinet doors hinged on right. Lock fits into a partial cut out in furniture interior. No strike is necessary. Key turns one lever mechanism to secure lid. Once installed, lock is hidden from exterior view. These locks have a brass face plate with steel box and brass bolt. Made in England.

    Install Considerations
    1. Strikes were rarely used with half mortise locks. Typically wood is notched to accept bolt. However if preferred a generic #4521 strike is available separately.
    2. When using on doors: select according to side door is hinged on. This lock is for cabinet doors hinged on right.
    3. When using on drawers: Keyholes are off-center requiring lock to be positioned accordingly.
    4. Lock installs into a partial cut out in furniture. In closed position, lock is not seen. 
    If replacing a lock: the backset measurement must be determined
    • If you have original lock: measure distance between top edge of lock to lock pin in center of keyhole. This measurement is known as the backset.
    • If old lock not available, determine backset by measuring: distance from center of keyhole (where lock pin will be) to top edge of drawer or side edge of door.
    • The backset measurement of the replacement lock, must match backset measurement in original lock and/or keyhole location measurement in drawer or cabinet door.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    John Pedersen
    Half mortise lock

    The lock is by far superior to the one I replaced that was 150 years old. A little larger than original but all spelled out correctly in the description!
    Well worth the cost. Thanks for having this.

    Eric Norden
    cabinet door lock

    I was not able to find the proper size half mortise lock for a repair job and stumbled upon Paxton.
    They had a larger selection of door locks to chose from than other companies.
    I called and ordered and was treated politely. The lock arrived promptly and of high quality.
    I needed to modify the opening on the door but I did not expect a modern lock to work
    perfectly on a door from 1880. Otherwise it was ideal.
    I am pleased with with my purchase and with Paxton.

    John Coffey
    Best selection in US

    I was glad Paxton had a lock with the backset I needed. I will have very little adjustment to fit this lock to the drawers to an Empire desk. Thanks!!

    Robert Seyfried
    Lock for 1827 English Drop Front Desk

    Your Polly helped me select the proper fitting lock for my beautiful 1827 English fall front desk. A little carpentry on my part and the lock fits and operates perfectly, thanks to Polly.

    Rhett Brans
    Great Product

    The locks fitted well and the staff were very helpful

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