Thumb Latch 8″
A traditional 8-inch rustic thumb latch with a bean head design, suitable for doors up to 60mm in thickness. Our rustic thumb latch antique door latches come in a range of sizes and designs – this simple vintage bean end finish to the latch and black handle is classic and traditional and matches our antique bean head hinges.
The cottage handle measures 20cm from top to bottom and the latch bar itself is 19cm long. The bean heads themselves are 6cm 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
Forging The Latches
We have looked very hard to find someone to make these latches for us. We are very happy that we have found a small blacksmiths shop that now produces latches these for us. The latches are all hand forged in the traditional and ancient way on the anvil. Once complete each latch is hand cleaned and hand polished.
Once this process has been compleated each latch is treated with beeswax. This again is a very old method of preserving wrought iron. The beeswax is multi-functional. One of its main uses is to preserve the iron. It does this by penetrating into the tiny holes on the surface of the wrought iron. This allows the wax to form a skin over the surface which now protects the latch from excessive rusting. The wax will also even out the colour of the iron. The colour will now be mostly black but may have some areas that are golden brown.
Fixing screws will be included with your order.