… with a fall lock.
I’m currently making a bureau and it requires a brass lock for its fall. I have had a good rummage around in my boxes of spares and I don’t have a fall lock.
A fall lock differs from a till (drawer) lock in that the selvedge (the narrow area through which the bolt protrudes) is angled greater than 90° (usually between 100° and 110°). The end of the bolt also differs from a till lock’s by having three or four prongs (fig. 1).
Fig. 1. Typical brass fall lock with angled selvedge and four-pronged bolt.
If any of the restorers who read this blog – or anyone else for that matter – can spare me a period warded (not lever) lock in fair condition (an accompanying key would be a bonus, but isn’t essential) I should be very grateful indeed and willing to pay a fair price.
If you can assist, please either leave a comment (below), or email me (Intercourse in the navigation bar, above).