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Brass Box Locks, 5/8 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 locksis is not always possible. Our entire lock collection is displayed on this site.

  • Backset- Distance To Pin: 5/8"
  • Overall: 1-1/2" x 1"
  • Selvedge: 3/8" x 1-1/2"
  • Key Size: Barrel: 1/8" x 1-1/8", 1-1/2" Overall Length, Key-bit Height: 5/16"

Lift Lid Box Locks are only visible from box interiors. They are a small half mortise type requiring lock to be fitted into a cut out indentation in wood, on interior of case. Strike attaches underneath surface of lid. Once installed lock plate is only seen on inside of box.  Strike drops down into lock when lid is closed. 

Use on small chests with a lift lid. These are hard working, solid brass locks. Made in England.

Additional 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.

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