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Half Mortise Lift Lid Locks

Half Mortise Box Locks

Product Info
  • Sold Each
  • Includes: Strike & 2 Keys
  • Material: Steel Lock
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Supplied with two malleable iron, nickel plated keys
  • Includes brass strike & wood screws for mounting.
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
  • Insert Escutcheons:#0242,#0237or#0253  can be used with this lock
Lock Size

Half Mortise Box Locks are reproduced in a limited amount of sizes. Thus, exactly matching old locks is not always possible. Our entire lock collection is displayed on this site.

  • 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"

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 reading: What you need to know about selecting and replacing half mortise locks.

Half Mortise Box Lock Measurement Information

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