Half Mortise Locks
- 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
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: 1/2" (13 mm)
- Overall: 2" x 1-1/8" (51 mm x 28 mm)
- Lock Body: 15/16" H x 1-1/4" W
- Selvedge: 3/8" x 2"
- Bolt Projection: 3/16"
- Key size: Barrel: 3/16" x 1", 1-1/2" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 5/16"
Antique Furniture Locks are reproductions used on period and country furniture of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Quality resembles historic originals. Locks are made with a secure lever locking mechanism, steel box and brass plate.
Strikes were rarely used with this type half mortise lock as wood was notched to accept bolt. However if preferred a generic strike (#4521) is available separately. Made In England
Select door locks by side door is hinged on. When using on drawers please note that keyholes are off-center. Lock should be positioned to account for off center keyhole.
Left and right hand style of same lock size are keyed alike.
Matching Lock for doors hinged right
Larger 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 reading: What you need to know about selecting and replacing half mortise locks.