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
I am restoring a secretary that is about 100 yrs. old. The locks matched the old ones very well.
The locks were what I was looking for, but they do not work as expected. The bolt does not lock in the locked posistion. You can push it back down with light pressure. The original locks on my piece cannot be pushed back down, and the key is needed to open.