Slide bolt 12″
Traditional old black door bolt with curled handle detailing and pre-drilled base plate. This authentic old black door bolt is a wrought iron privacy lock. It is 12 inches in length and straight as opposed to cranked. This makes it more suited to bolting flush surfaces. See our cranked bolts if your surfaces don’t quite line up. A long tubular bolt ideal for antique doors and gates.
This 35 cm long straight door bolt has a diameter of 1.6cm and sits on a base plate measuring 5.5cm by 28cm.
Our vintage wrought iron door bolts are all individually hand forged. They will be similar but not identical. Each antique piece is hand finished and given a beeswax coating. All our traditional hand-forged products are carefully aged. Once installed these cottage products will look old and authentic.
We have found a blacksmith who now makes these slide bolts for us. In our search for the right person to do this work for us. We were looking for somebody that not only had the skills to produce top quality wrought ironwork, but also the passion for his work. All of these bolts are produced in the most ancient and traditional way on the anvil.
Once the bolts have been forged they are treated with a beeswax coating. Again beeswax is a very old and traditional way of preserving wrought iron. The wax will adhere to the small holes in the surface of the iron and will form a protective coat over the surface. This will, in turn, prevent excessive rusting. These bolts are designed to look very rustic and old they will be black with large areas of golden brown.
When the bolts are delivered you will find a full set of fixing screws supplied. These screws will be a cottage design with a black slotted domed head.