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    Half Mortise Lift Lid Locks

    For size and product information scroll down page.
    • How Sold: Each
    • Style: Transitional
    • Usually Ships In: 1-3 business days
    • Material: Steel, Brass Strike
    • Finish: Black
    • Includes: 2 Keys & Mounting Screws

    Half Mortise Box Locks

    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"
    • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
    • #0242,#0237, #0253  insert escutcheons fit this lock

    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 box lock is often seen on antique 19th century furniture. These Japanned Chest Locks are made of steel. They offer a traditional appearance. Each has a historic black japanned-iron finish. This finish was developed in late 17th century Europe to imitate Asian lacquer work. 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 7 reviews
    Matthew Robinette
    Replacement lock for Roos cedar chest

    I needed a replacement for a 1930's cedar blanket chest and this model was the closest fit. it works very smoothly.

    Irma Sorg

    As expected, prompt delivery and fits perfectly

    Eric James
    Excellent Product.

    Worked well, replaced an old half Mortise lock on my cedar chest that was broken.

    David Salvatorenice

    nice, as described

    paul navarria pdnfurniturerepair
    antique replacment

    minor adjustment, fit fine , worked on the first try

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