Eclipse Tubular Latch Polished Nickel Effect 76mm
Functional but the latch and the receiver are different sizes. This means that when the door is shut it has some play in it. So the door rattles when the windows are open.
17 Jul 2015
Good for medium /heavy use
You may need to chip a bit more wood, as it appears to be a bit more square an thicker that other standard latches. But this may be a good sign of better and robust built
2 Jun 2015
I bought a load of these to replace the manky old brass latches which were also covered in paint.
Firstly the body is slightly wider than the originals I was replacing. the hole in the door needed a few extra millimetres carefully removing.
Secondly the faceplate and strikeplate were fractionally larger so minor chisel work was required.
Thirdly as I have only just installed these I can't comment on the overall reliability but they feel solid enough and are currently working very well.
19 Apr 2015
I've had my fingers burned buying cheap latches, resulting in people locked in rooms. I've now bought these latches, they appear more robust.
2 Feb 2015