Japanned Lift Lid Locks are sized for blanket chests, tool boxes and large boxes. This style of antique box lock was used during the 19th century. Offering a traditional appearance, these Japanned Lift Lid Locks are made of steel with a matte black finish. The finish is known as japanned. Strike is brass. Made In England
These box locks are a half mortise style. Lock must be mortised into box interior. Brass strike attaches to underside of lift lid. Use keyhole cover to decoratively trim front of chest.
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.