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Antique Drawer Lock - Backset 7/8

Half Mortise Locks for Drawers

Product Info
  • For drawers, desk lids & doors hinged on right
  • Sold each
  • Material: Brass with steel box
  • Supplied with: two keys & brass wood screws for mounting.
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
 Lock Size
  • Backset- Distance To Pin: 7/8" (22 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"

Links to more drawer lock sizes below

Finding an exact match for an old lock is not always possible, as only a limited amount of sizes are now  made.

Half Mortise Lock Diagram

Cabinet Drawer Locks are a traditional style used on both antique and vintage furniture. This half mortise style is suitable for drawers, desks and doors hinge right. It is well made with a heavy extruded brass plate with a steel box. The secure lever locking mechanism provides reliability. 

Strikes are not necessary for half mortise locks and are therefore not included. Orders with multiples of the same cabinet drawer lock will be shipped keyed alike. Made in England.

More Half Mortise 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

Based on 6 reviews
Jim F

I am pleased with the lock and it works well, however I am very disappointed that there is a manufacturer’s name engraved on the facing edge. I used the lock as a replacement on an antique desk I restored….the engraving is not appropriate with the purpose of the lock.

Richard Markel
Perfect for my Needs

I needed a very specific size for an antique plantation desk I only found it here. Great quality and perfect fit. Just what I needed

Donald Gay
good locks

The locks apear to be made of good quality material. They look good also I have ot installed ay of them yet.
Working on the chest for the locks


David Richardson
Solidly made

I bought these locks to put into a cabinet made in the 1800's. I had to modify the existing mortises to make them work, but I knew that in advance. I also fabricated striker plates. I was pleasantly surprised these locks were not Chinese, but made in England.

Easy Retrofit

I ordered this lock based on the fit instructions on the website. The product was well-made, very precise, and most important it fit as described. I would order from Paxton again without hesitation.

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