From the Anvil Medium Bean Thumblatch - Beeswax Finish
(for internal use only)
The most traditional design of Thumblatch with staple and keep and decorated bar. This is the most popular style of Thumblatch in our range. The thumb piece passes through the door and raises the latch bar, or lifter, off the keep.To restrict the latch bar movement a staple pin is provided.
These latches are one of the most evocative period pieces available to you if you are creating an authenic feel and atmosphere with your restoration project.
There is a uniquely satisfying clanking sound as the thumb plate is depressed or the latch bar clicks into the notch of the keep. Each door has its own unique sound, too depending on its method of construction and quality of timber used. Over the years you'll eventually get to know each one as it's opened- and by whom- almost as if each room has been given it's own voice.
If you require locking your toilet or bathroom door the locking staple pin 33244 is the answer. It has a leather thong with a pin to stop the movement of the latch bar.
Sold as a set and supplied with necessary fixing screws.
The maintenance wax will restore the finish and afford protection. If surface rust does occur rub with wire wool and apply maintenance wax with a rag or brush. Inevitably when two areas of metal come into contact with each other an abrasive action is enacted, and sooner or later the wax surfaces are lost by the constant rubbing action. This is unavoidable during the operational activity of the article, so where obvious abrasive areas of moving parts are visible an occasional light oiling is recommended.