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Item # 4544

Japanned Door Lock, 5/8 to-pin

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Surface Locks

Japanned Iron Cabinet Locks with a 5/8" backset, are a historic style. The black Japanned iron finish adds authentic appeal to early cupboard and wardrobe doors. Easy to install, surface locks mount directly to interior of doors with no mortising required. Brass plated bolt exits from either side, enabling locks to work both left and right hand doors. Strikes not included as not required. Made In England.

More Sizes:

Japanned Door Locks, 13/16" to pin

Japanned Door Locks, 1-1/16" to pin

Tall Japanned Door Locks, 1-1/16" to pin

  • Sold each
  • Material: Steel, brass plated bolt
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Supplied with two malleable iron, nickel plated keys
  • Includes brass wood screws for mounting.
  • Keyhole-covers not-included as style of keyhole-cover is dictated by furniture period. 
  • When replacing locks: the backset is most crucial as it must match cutout in furniture for lock to line up correctly with existing keyhole
  • Backset- Distance To Pin: 5/8"
  • Overall: 1-1/4" x 2-1/4"
  • Bolt Projection: 5/16"

  • Key:
  • Barrel: 3/16" x 1-1/2"
  • 2" Overall Length
  • Key-bit Height: 7/16"
  • Surface Lock Information

    Surface Locks are used on furniture and cabinet doors.

    Easy to install:No mortising is required as lock mounts directly to the inside of the cabinet door.

    A strike is rarely used as it can impede the bolt from smoothly extending behind face frame or door stile.

    Our surface locks are reversible meaning they will work both right and left hand doors.

    Please note: these locks are visible when looking into a glass curio or china closet door. If preferred a half mortise or full mortise lock will provide a less visible alternative.

    Surface Lock Measurement Diagram


    Backset: distance between: selvedge-edge of lock to center-of-pin in keyhole. (see diagram)

    When replacing locks: the backset is most crucial as it must match cutout in furniture for lock to line up correctly with existing keyhole

    Be sure overall size of Lock-Plate will fit onto door stile/face frame


    Determine desired location of lock

    Position of lock must allow for bolt to extend behind face frame of cabinet. A minimum of ¼" is necessary to secure door when locked.

    Ideally edge of lock should line up with edge of door

    If keyhole already exists in door, make sure lock-keyhole lines up with cabinet-keyhole

    Keyhole Placement

    Measure distance from top of lock-plate to center of key pin

    Measure distance from side of lock-plate to center of key pin

    With these two measurements locate keyhole on furniture front, make sure key pin is aligned with keyhole location

    Drill small pilot hole at key pin location, hold lock in position and check to make sure hole lines up with key pin

    Drill hole larger to accommodate key barrel

    Cut remaining portion of keyhole with a small keyhole saw

    Mark location of lock on door interior

    Insert key from front through door into lock

    With key in position, hold lock at desired location on back of door and mark screw holes

    Drill small pilot holes for screws

    Mount Lock

    Mount lock and attach with wood screws

    For a finished appearance: mount an escutcheon/keyhole plate, on door front.

    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

    Ground Shipping is Free on Orders over $99 to the 48 contiguous states, USA

    Low $6.95 flat-rate shipping for orders less than $99 to the 48 contiguous states, USA

    Air and International shipping is calculated according to carrier rates, box size and weight. Please call or email for assistance.

    Returns are accepted within 60 days of receipt for a full merchandise refund - your original payment method will be credited for the merchandise amount.

    If you need assistance, we are happy to help! 800-241-9741

    Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time

    Email: support@paxtonhardware.com

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Perfect piece for project

    Purchased lock for a 'secret compartment in a chest I built for my daughter. The lock was perfect for the application. It was also easy to install.

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