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Jewelry Box Locks, 1/2 to pin

Half Mortise Jewelry Box Locks

Product Info
  • Sold each
  • Material: Brass, steel box
  • Finish: Sanded
  • Supplied with: Strike and two malleable-iron, nickel plated keys
  • Insert Escutcheon: #0241 can be used with this lock
  • Includes mounting screws
Lock Size

Half Mortise Jewelry 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: 1/2", 13 mm
  • Overall: 1-1/2" x 3/4", 38 mm x 20 mm
  • Selvedge: 1/4" x 1-1/2"
  • Key Size: Barrel: 1/8" x 1/2", 1-1/4" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 1/8"
  • Use on wood thicknesses of less than 1/2"

Jewelry Box Locks are a dependable 2 lever design.  Small size is ideal for jewelry boxes, silver chests and game cases. These hard working brass locks are made in England. Key has decorative shape.

Jewelry box locks are a half mortise type. Use on boxes with lift lids. Lock mounts into cut out indentation inside box. Strike attaches underneath surface of lid. Once installed, lock is only visible from box interiors.   Strike drops down into lock when lid is closed. 

Additional Jewelry Box Locks

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 2 reviews
Chuck Barnett
Good hardware, great support

First time buying this sort of thing, so I had a bit of learning to do. The responses with help were timely and valuable! I'd buy from Paxton again!

William Poovey
Jewelry Case Lock and Key

Years ago, I built several of of the jewelry cases featured in Woodsmith No. 46 (August 1986). It was a most satisfying project, so recently I decided I needed to build another. However, the original supplier referenced in the plans, no longer carried the locking hardware. But then searching the web, I found Paxton Hardware had a very similar product which filled the bill. Perfect size, great quality and competitive price, so the project is nearing completion. Thanks for a great product!

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