Cottage window catch
Our antique monkey tail window catch is cast in heavy iron with a matt black oil finish. Matching window vintage fasteners in 10 inches and 12 inches are available to complement this old item, which comes with pre-drilled holes and matching antique fixing screws.
Handle length 90mm Handle fitting plate 63mm X 18mm Mortice plate 78mm X 18mm
The catch can be locked and a key is included. This catch would be opened with your left hand.
Our cottage window catch is hand cast in a small foundry. Each piece is individually made by the traditional sand casting method. Once the piece is cast it is hand cleaned and polished before being assembled. Once assembled our cottage window catch is dipped into hot black oil. This again is a very old and traditional way of treating cast iron. The hot oil will penetrate into the small pits in the cast iron and form a uniform seal over the surface. The seal will protect the latch from excessive rusting. The hot oil will also give the latch a more even colour.
When your package arrives you will find that you have all the necessary fittings included. In this case, the fittings will be screws these will be old cottage type screws they will be black with a slotted domed head. When installing the screws we would strongly recommend that you first pre-drill a pilot hole. You can do this with either a bradawl or small bit. this will ensure that you are able to drive the screws in squarely to the latch and that when driven home the screws will fit flush with the latch base plate giving you a firm fixing.
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