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Half Mortise Lift Lid Locks

Half Mortise Box Locks

Product Info
  • Sold Each
  • Material: Steel, Strike: Brass
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Includes: Strike, 2 Keys & mounting-screws
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design

Lock Size

  • Backset-Distance To Pin: 1-1/4" (31 mm)
  • Overall: 3-1/2" x 2-3/16" (89 mm x 58 mm))
  • Selvedge: 9/16" x 3-1/2"
  • Key size: Barrel: 3/16" x 2", 2-5/8" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 9/16"

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

Half Mortise Box Lock Measurement Diagram

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.

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 4 reviews
David Salvatorenice

nice, as described

paul navarria pdnfurniturerepair
antique replacment

minor adjustment, fit fine , worked on the first try

Daniel Ellis
Half mortise lock

A quality lock at a reasonable price with excellent delivery time. Also, the Paxton people were very helpful.

Joyce Hann
Large chest box

I was able to use the lock and am very satisfied.

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