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Antique French Gothic Elbow Door Locks

We currently have 7 in stock.

Refurbished and sympathetically restored antique French elbow locks with Gothic mounts and thumb latches. Probably dating from around 1900 all these locks were recently reclaimed from a French monastery, some are stamped 'PRA' with possibly a crown on the latch section and some have a 'Ernst Stengler' stamp on the back. The bar they have on the top also works the catch, meaning you can open the door using your elbow, they take a standard size spindle for regular door handles.

All the locks have had the surface very lightly stripped of any loose material, cleaned then finished with clear wax giving them a very traditional look. Each mechanism has been taken apart, cleaned and oiled. All the thumb latches work but no keys. Only for right handed doors.

The keeps are new but antiqued then waxed.

We do have more awaiting restoration.


The locks are in an original condition, they will eventually tarnish some more if not rewaxed, the mechanism is quite heavy and its in full working condition and all the thumb latches work. There isn't much clearance on the latch so you need to take care when fitting the keeps that the latch catches when its closed.

Finish: Original steel
Max case size: 110mm wide x 105mm x 25mm projection
Max keep size: 150mm x 25mm x 25mm projection
Spindle centre to edge of lock: 60mm 
Weight: 1kg
Supplied with: New Black slotted screws

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