What are Thumblatches?

Typically used on ledge & brace doors, thumblatches are a perfect ironmongery choice for traditional homes. 

There are many parts included in our thumblatch sets which we've briefly outlined below.

 A diagram of From The Anvil's Beeswax Bean thumblatch with arrows pointing to the staple pin, keep, thumb bar, handle, latch bar, and screw on staple.

Above: a diagram detailing the different parts of From The Anvil's Beeswax Bean thumblatch.

Handle/thumb Bar

Fitted to one side of the door (image 1) and allows the user to depress the thumblatch. The thumb bar passes through the door and raises the latch bar off the keep when pressed.

Latch Bar

This is the horizontal bar that's fitted to the other side of the door (image 2) and screw-fixed loosely at one end to allow upward movement of the thumb bar. This allows the latch bar to be lifted off the keep from either side of the door.

Staple Pin or Screw-on-Staple

These are used to restrict movement of the horizontal latch bar (image 2 shows a screw-on-staple). Both are included in our thumblatch sets, but only one is required - the other can be discarded or stored away for safe keeping.

Frame Keep Pin

The keep is driven into the door frame and screw-fixed for safety. It's used to hold the door/thumblatch closed.

Fixing Screws

All matching fixing screws are included with our thumblatch sets and used to secure the product in place.


How to Fit Thumblatches

A 21-step guide explaining how to fit a Pewter thumblatch to a wooden ledge and braced door

Above: a 21-step guide explaining how From The Anvil's Pewter Bean thumblatch can be fitted to a wooden ledge & brace door.

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