Black Thumb Latch
A traditional 10-inch vintage thumb latch with a bean head design, suitable for doors up to 60mm in thickness. Our vintage thumb latch is an antique door latch and comes in a range of sizes and designs. This simple black bean end finish to the latch and old handle is classic and traditional. This antique style latch matches our bean head hinges.
The handle measures 24cm from top to bottom and the latch bar itself is 19cm long. The bean heads themselves are 5.5cm wide and the handle stands 5cm proud of the door providing plenty of space to grasp it.
Our wrought iron heavy duty door latches are all individually hand forged, and so they are similar but not identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a beeswax coating. All our hand-forged products are carefully aged. Once installed these products will look old and authentic.
This latch will go well with our Penny End Hinges
All of these latches have been forged in an ancient way on the anvil. Once forged the latches are hand cleaned and hand polished. The latches are now ready to be dressed. To dress the latches they are dipped into natural beeswax. The beeswax is the most traditional way of treating wrought iron. The wax serves two main functions. Its first function is to prevent the iron from rusting. The wax does this by penetrating into the tiny holes on the surface of the iron. This enables the wax to form a thin layer over the latches surface. This will form a barrier between the iron and the atmosphere. The second function of the wax is to even the colour of the iron out.
vintage thumb latch
The colour of the latch will be mainly black but you may find some areas of golden brown. This is normal and adds character to the finished product.
Fixing screws are included.