What are old fashioned door locks called?
They are called mortise locks. Those old pretty crystal doorknobs (if original) in old homes are a type of lockset called a mortise lockset.
What are the different types of door levers?
Doorknobs or Levers – There are four different types: keyed entrance, privacy, passage and dummy knobs. Make sure to check out our door knob parts diagram! Deadbolts – These are often forgotten. Most exterior doors are also pre-drilled for deadbolts.
Are all locksets the same size?
In the United States, there are two common backsets for residential door locks: 2 3/8 inches and 2 3/4 inches. Pack your locks with a 2-3/8-inch or 2-3/4-inch latch, depending on which backset you specify. Dummy sets have no latch and are surface-mounted so you can install a dummy set wherever you choose on the door.
What size are old door knobs?
The standard size for a door knob diameter is either 2 3/8 inches or 2 3/4 inches and these knobs will usually fit doors that are anywhere between 1 3/8 inches to 1 3/4 inches thick.
What is mortise door lock?
A mortise refers to the pocket cut into the door where the lock is fitted. Therefore, a mortise lockset cannot be installed on just any door. They are great for replacing the hardware on homes built before 1950. They can be used on new doors, but special preparations must be made.
What kind of door handles are in style?
Other popular styles include:
- Dual-Tone or Two-Tone hardware.
- Antique Brass or Aged brass.
- Nickel finishes.
- Wood or china finishes.
- Glass encrusted.
- Polished Brass.
How many types of handles are there?
There are three main types of door handles: lever handles, pull handles and door knobs.
What does 45mm backset mean?
The backset is the distance from the edge of the door to the spindle mechanism on the latch. Usually a 63mm case measurement will have a 44mm backset and a 76mm case measurement will have a 65mm backset. The backset you choose is where your door knobs will sit on the door (where the spindle goes through).
How do you determine door knob size?
You’ll need to know the bore hole’s diameter to get the right sized knob. Measure across the circular hole at its widest point, i.e. start at the bottom of the hole and pull the tape until you hit the top of the hole. There’s your diameter.