Brass Box Locks are heavy duty, half mortise style for large chests with lift lids. Excellent quality. Each is crafted of brass in England. Use on large tool boxes and blanket chests.
When installing lock must be mortised into wood. Lock strike is attached underneath lid. When closing lid curved prongs of strike drop down into lock selvedge. Once installed the lock plate will create a smooth continuous surface on the interior of chest. Exterior of chest will only display keyhole.
Replacing Box 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.
Excellent lock for a chest - the biggest and best I could find that delivered to the UK.
I bought this lock as a replacement for a restoration of my grandfather's old wooden tool chest. It was an easy installation, looks good, and works perfectly. This is an excellent product that I would highly recommend.
I was frustrated not being able to find what I thought should be a readily available lock for the tool chest I made. I discovered the Paxton site after 2 wrong choices and too much search time. The lock was perfect. The perfect size; made in England, not china and priced well.