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Antique Furniture Locks, medium - hinged left

Half Mortise Locks

Product Info
  • for Drawers  & Doors Hinged on Left
  • Sold each
  • Material: Brass with steel box
  • Finish: natural
  • Supplied with two malleable iron, nickel plated keys
  • Includes brass wood screws for mounting.
  • Strike not included as unnecessary.
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
  • Insert Escutcheons: #0242#0237 or #0253 can be used with this lock
Lock Size

Half Mortise 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.

  • Backset- Distance To Pin: 11/16" (17 mm)
  • Overall: 3" x 1-1/2" (76 mm x 38 mm)
  • Selvedge: 7/16" x 3"
  • Bolt Projection: 5/16"
  • Key size: Barrel: 1/4" x 1-5/8", 2-1/8" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 7/16"

Antique Furniture Locks are a classic type for drawers and doors hinged on left.  They are great replacement locks due to their authentic detailing and appearance. Locks of this type were used on many periods of furniture. This vintage style are known as half mortise locks. To measure and select this half mortise locks we recommend reading: What you need to know about selecting and replacing half mortise locks. Nice quality, locking mechanisms are a secure lever. Lock has steel box and brass plate. Made In England. 

Strikes were rarely used with this type half mortise lock as wood was notched to accept bolt. However if preferred a brass strike  is available separately.

When using on doors: select according to side door is hinged on. Please note: keyholes are off-center requiring lock to be positioned accordingly when using on drawers. Left and right hand style of same lock size are keyed alike.  

Matching Lock for door hinged right 

Smaller Antique Furniture 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

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Stephen Snow
Door lock

Fine quality door lock, made in England, fit nicely. Rapid-Fire shipping. Would do business with them agaIn.

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