Half Mortise Box Locks
Supplied with two malleable iron, nickel plated keys
Includes brass wood screws for mounting.
Keyhole-covers not-included as furniture style dictates keyhole-cover design
Insert Escutcheons: #0242, #0237 or #0253 can be used with this lock
Measurement diagram below
Backset- Distance To Pin: 1-1/4"
Overall: 3-1/2" x 2-3/16"
Selvedge: 9/16" x 3-1/2"
Key size: Barrel: 1/4" x 2", 2-5/8" Overall Length, Key-end Height: 1/2"
Brass Box Locks are heavy duty, half mortise style for large chests with lift lids. Excellent quality. Each is crafted of brass in England. Use on large tool boxes and blanket chests.
When installing lock must be mortised into wood. Lock strike is attached underneath lid. When closing lid curved prongs of strike drop down into lock selvedge. Once installed the lock plate will create a smooth continuous surface on the interior of chest. Exterior of chest will only display keyhole.
When replacing large brass box locks: Lock-backset must match keyhole-location in furniture. This is critical so that key can be inserted through box-front into lock-keyhole. If these 2 measurements do-not match, it will not be possible to insert key through keyhole in box into lock.
For help measuring and selecting antique furniture locks, we recommend reading: What you need to know about selecting and replacing half mortise locks.
If Using Brass Wood Screws
Care is required when installing brass screws. While these screws are the best match for most antique hardware however they are not as strong as steel screws. The screw is easily damaged if the hole is not properly prepared.
The best practice is to first drill a pilot hole. Use a drill bit slightly smaller than the overall width of the screw, including threads, to drill the hole. Then use a steel screw, the same size as brass screw, to “cut threads” in pilot hole, by screwing steel screw into and then out of hole.
When will my order ship?
Orders normally leave our warehouse in 1 – 2 business days
Ground delivery usually takes 3-5 business days depending upon your location. We ship out of Maryland
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Returns are accepted within 60 days of receipt for a full merchandise refund - your original payment method will be credited for the merchandise amount.
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