Eclipse Double Sprung Mortice Latch Electro Brass / Satin Chrome 102mm
Nice solid latch
I fitted two of these latches to two brand new solid oak doors. The lock comes with both brass and satin chrome fittings.
The only problem I had was that these appear to be 1 inch locks and SF only sell 25 mm augers and flat bits. I found that by using the auger to drill they initial hole (better for drilling in a straight line than the flat bit) and then using the flat bit and wriggling it up and down a bit I got a hole that the lock slid into nicely.
The return spring seems to be strong enough ( I've fitted these locks with double spring handles and the combination may be a little too sprung but time will tell).
20 Apr 2015
102mm best latch for old doors
Excellent product good quality and finish. Brass and satin finish included is great idea.
At 102mm long (80mm plate to hall) it does make it harder to install but it is worth it for that all important period look. if you are fed-up scraping your knuckles every time you open this door then this latch may be the answer.
2 Sep 2014
Bought 3 to fit door knobs to internal solid pine doors.
Good quality and well made, all 3 sprung back fine with a firm action, contrary to earlier reviews.
A little pricey but they are an odd size (other sheds dont stock 102mm/4 inch) and only fitted today so long term reliability still to be established but not anticipating any issues,
Would buy again.
7 May 2013
Found these easy to fit, good and solid and useful that they come with both brass and silver fitments.
30 Nov 2012