Roll Top Desk Locks

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Roll Top Desk locks with smooth locking mechanisms are reproductions of an original 19th century style. Traditionally they were used on desks with a tambour top made up of wooden slats in a frame. Lock is mortised into base of tambour frame facing downward. Square strike with spring loaded trap door is mortised flat in desk surface. Top rolls down in a track to close. When top closes, lock mechanism drops down into strike. Lock is opened and closed with key. Escutcheon mounts to exterior of frame, outlining keyhole.

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• Material: Steel Lock with Brass Selvedge
• Includes: Brass Strike, Brass Keyhole Cover, 2 Brass-plated Steel Keys & mounting screws
• Backset (most crucial measurement when replacing missing locks) is the distance between selvedge edge of lock - center of pin in the keyhole. It assures that existing keyhole, cut in wood, lines up correctly with lock keyhole
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  • Full Mortise Lock secures top on roll down desk lids Item #: 4481
  • • Backset-Distance To pin: 1"
    • Selvedge: 5/8" x 3-1/4"
    • Box: 1-3/4" Wide x 1-3/8" High
    • Trap door strike: 2-3/8" x 13/16"
    • Keyhole Cover: 3-11/16" x 1-3/8"
  • 1+ $17.92
    3+ $16.83
    6+ $15.40
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Roll top desk lock
Apr 14, 2014  |  By DIY'r
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The replacement lock set was slightly different from the original, but, with minor work to fit the faceplates, everything works correctly. Be sure that you measure the old one to be sure the new one has the same dimensions as the old one.

Retro hardware
Aug 31, 2014  |  By Jeff Goodwin
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I've ordered several items for an old rolltop desk I've glued back together, never expecting to find fittings that fit. But, lo and behold, everything I ordered from Paxton was close to a perfect match. Furthernore, I received both orders in 2 days - in Calif.! Good job, folks!