Half Mortise Box Locks are reproduced in a limited amount of sizes. Thus, exactly matching old locksis is not always possible. Our entire lock collection is displayed on this site.
Lift Lid Box Locks are an excellent choice for small chests or boxes. Locks are solid brass with accurate construction. Made in England.
When installing: half mortise lock is mortised flush with wood on box interior. Strike attaches underneath surface of lid. Once installed lock plate shows on interior. Keyhole is all that is seen of exterior of box. When closing lid, strike drops down into lock. Lock mechanism is engaged with key. Backset measurement is 3/4".
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:
For help measuring and selecting brass box locks, we recommend reading: What you need to know about selecting and replacing half mortise locks.
Used this to add a lock to a small chest. Sturdy and exactly as specified.
I use these locks for a 9'x15' walnut doved tailed box. This is the 4th or 5th time I have used this style lock and they are perfect and unique.
The lock was perfect. The description online was very detailed and complete. Ordering was easy because of these specifics.
Perfect lock for the small keepsake box I made.It latched well and came with two keys.
Speedy delivery was a plus.
It would be nice to purchase extra keys