Surface Locks for Cabinet Doors
Japanned Iron Door Lockswere commonly used on 19th century furniture. These hard working locks are made strictly for doors. Easy to install, surface locks mount directly to interior of doors, with no mortising required. Attach with wood screws. Strikes not included as not required. Made In England.
use Japanned Iron Surface Locks on furniture and cabinet doors.
Classic black Japanned iron finish adds authentic flair to early cupboard and wardrobe doors. Locks are steel with a black japanned-iron finish. Lock-bolt is brass plated. It exits from either side of lock, enabling locks to work both left and right hand doors.
Backset 1-1/16" is distance to pin. This large size lock is suitable for big cabinet doors.
more Japanned Iron Door Locks:
Japanned Iron Door Locks, 10/16" to pin
Japanned Iron Door Locks, 13/16" to pin
Japanned Iron Door Locks, 1-1/16" to pin
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: 1-1/16"
Overall: 2-1/8" x 3"
Bolt Projection: 9/16"
Barrel: 1/4" x 2"
2-5/8" Overall Length
Key-bit Height: 5/8"
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.
WHEN MEASURING CONSIDER:
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
WHEN INSTALLING CONSIDER:
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
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 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.
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