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Brass Box Locks, 7/8 to pin

Half Mortise Box Locks

Product Info
  • Sold each
  • Material: Brass, steel box
  • Finish: Sanded
  • Supplied with: Strike and two malleable-iron, nickel plated keys
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
  • Insert Escutcheons: #0242#0237 or #0253 can be used with this lock
  • Includes mounting screws
  • Available in 4 sizes
Lock Size

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

  • Backset- Distance To Pin: 13/16"
  • Overall: 2-1/2" x 1-3/8"
  • Selvedge: 1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Key size: Barrel: 3/16" x 1-1-2", 2" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 3/8"

Lift Lid Box Locks are an historic style used on antique and vintage chests and boxes. This lock mounts to chest interior. It is hidden from view when box lid is closed.

They are a half mortise type lock. To install lock is fitted into a cut out on box interior. Strike attaches underneath surface of lid. When lid is closed, strike will drop into lock and be secured with key. These are sturdy hard working locks. Made in England.

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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
Raymond L Smeraldo

Always perfect item.

Timothy Wright
half mortis chest lock

The lock worked great and looks beautiful.

Robert Ryan
Great Quality & Great Value

This Paxton vintage cabinetry lock is very well made and east to fit/install. I would recommend it to anyone doing antique restoration or repair work.

George Kuttruff
Great service

Fine product!

Laurence Gust
half mortis chest lock

Received the locks I ordered and am very satisfied with them. I got all steel locks and some brass/steel. They look great-they operate great and the price is fair. Also NOT MADE IN CHINA

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