Surface Locks are reproduced in a limited amount of sizes. Thus, exactly matching old locks is not always possible. Our entire lock collection is displayed on this site.
Japanned Iron Door Locks are an early style used on cupboards and cabinets. Historic in character, these reproduction antique locks also complement contemporary and newer rustic styles.
Surface locks are easy to install, mounts directly to inside of cabinet doors. They are reversible, use on right and left hand cabinet doors. No mortising is necessary. Attach with wood screws Strikes not included as not required. Japanned Door Locks are made of steel with a black Japanned finish and brass plated bolt. Made In England.
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:
For help measuring and selecting full mortise locks, we recommend reading: How to select, measure and install full mortise cabinet locks.
It works like a dream. Everything aligns perfectly with the lock it replaces... even where the bolt engages the old strike plate. I am grateful for Paxton's assistance with getting the dimensions right, and for cautioning me against buying the lock I originally wanted to buy (which wouldn't have worked as well). Many thanks for such concern and professionalism.