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    Drop in Furniture Locks

    For size and product information scroll down page.
    • How Sold: Each
    • Style: Transitional
    • Usually Ships In: 1-3 business days
    • Material: Steel
    • Finish: Natural
    • Includes: 1 Key & Mounting Screws

    Full Mortise Lock

    Lock Size

    • Backset: 11/16"
    • Overall: 1" x 1-1/2", 5/16" Thick
    • Rounded Sides
    • Selvedge: 5/16" x 1", Rounded
    • Bolt Projection: 1/4"
    • Key Size: Barrel: 3/16" D x 1-3/8", 2-5/16" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 3/8"
    • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
    • Insert Escutcheons:#0242,#0237 or #0253  can be used with this lock

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

    Full Mortise Lock Measurement Diagram

    Drop In Locks  are authentic replacements for furniture made in the 1900's. Use on drawers and doors hinged on the right. Designed to drop into a pocket cut by a router or machine. Once installed lock should fit tightly. It will be encased with wood on both sides only selvedge edge will show. 

    This is a very reasonably priced lock, as such: locking mechanism is average, not as smooth as finer made brass locks, yet is serviceable. Made in Asia.

    Install Considerations
    1. When using on doors hinged on right. 
    2. Lock fits into cut out pocket in top-edge of drawer or side-edge off door.  Once installed only brass selvedge and keyhole are exposed. 
    If replacing a lock: the backset measurement must be determined
    • If you have original lock: measure distance between top edge of lock to lock pin in center of keyhole. This measurement is known as the backset.
    • If old lock not available, determine backset by measuring: distance from center of keyhole (where lock pin would be) to top edge of drawer or side edge of door.
    • The backset measurement of the replacement lock, must match backset measurement in original lock and/or keyhole location measurement in drawer or cabinet door.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Norman Murray Smith, III
    Drop in lock for writing desk

    The lock fit perfectly in the mortise. I couldn’t have purchased a better replacement.

    ROB Beaty

    It dropped in.

    Julian Perrin
    Lock fit perfectly

    The drop in lock fit the existing secretary drop desk but I am concerned that the lock bolt easily pushes back down without the key. This may cause the desk to drop on its own

    Nicholas Titus
    Draw locks

    Great product

    Roger Egberg
    Drop-in Locks

    I am restoring a secretary that is about 100 yrs. old. The locks matched the old ones very well.

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