Item Details
Antique Mallory & Wheeler Interior Mortise Lock

Item Name:
Antique Mallory & Wheeler Interior Mortise Lock
Item #:
Average Rating:
Antique Mallory & Wheeler Interior Mortise Lock

Product Image Gallery:
Interior cast iron and steel faceplate Mallory & Wheeler mortise door lock. An interior mortise lock is a lock which is used on an interior door that has been cut with a pocket or hole into which the lock is to be fitted. Interior mortise locks commonly include a doorknob hub, through which a doorknob spindle is installed and doorknobs are mounted on each side and secured into place with pins or set screws; and a keyhole which accommodates an old-fashioned bit or skeleton key which in turn throws the deadbolt to lock and unlock the door. Mortise locks have specific dimensions including backset, the measurement from the edge of the faceplate (the strip that shows when the mortise lock is installed in the door) to the center of the doorknob hub; and spacing, the measurement from the center of the doorknob hub to the center of the round part of the keyhole. The dimensions were not standardized in the 19th century so it is important to note the dimensions of your door prior to purchasing a mortise lock.

Mallory, Wheeler, & Company, of New Haven, Connecticut won numerous awards for their hardware, particularly for their reversible lock. Mallory Wheeler apparently began in 1835 as Pierpont – Hotchkiss in New Haven, CT. Mr. Hotchkiss was the patentee of the mineral door-knob. Benton Mallory was hired as a bookkeeper for the company in 1840. Mallory purchased John Hotchkiss's share after John died in 1843 and the company became Pierpont, Mallory & Co. The company grew rapidly until Mr. Pierpont retired in 1852 and sold his shares to Mallory and John Davenport, and the company was renamed Davenport & Mallory Co., then developed into the Davenport, Mallory & Lockwood from 1858-60, then the Davenport, Mallory & Co. After John Davenport’s death in 1868, his grandson, John D. Wheeler partnered with Frederick Mallory, eldest son of Benton Mallory, and the company became the Mallory, Wheeler & Company. The company was the most prominent exhibitors of builder’s hardware at the 1878 Paris Exhibition, displaying nearly 500 products, where they were awarded a gold medal by the Paris judges.

Your Price:

In Stock!

Get a Shipping Estimate
Zip/Postal Code
Related Items
Barrel Bolt - Iron

Multiple Finishes Available
$12.00  $9.60

Classic Detail to Complete Your Restoration

Fits many new and vintage mortise locks!

Item Reviews
This item has not been reviewed yet. Be the first to write a review!

Write a Review
Newly Added Items
Our newest items!
Top Rated Items
What People Are Saying

We are renovating our house in Redondo Beach, a 100 year old beach bungalow that was stuccoed. We re-faced the exterior to shingles (previously clapboard) and we are keeping the plastered walls and putting your hinges on all of the interior doors. Thanks!
Great candles!

I purchased these candle covers to replace the ugly gold ones on my dining room chandelier. They make my 15 year old chandelier look like new!
Antique drop pull handle

Excellent choices, quality products, service, and quick delivery. Matched our Eastlake drop basin perfectly.
Replacement Part

Selected Antique Brass Stem Caster to replace broken stem wheels on living room chairs. The shipment arrived quickly and is perfect. In fact, these casters are MUCH better than the original ones.

So happy with these beautiful knobs! We wanted our bathroom to have a special flair and these cabinet pulls completed the look perfectly. A little smaller than we expected, but still a perfect complement to the look we wanted.
Good selection...and fast!

The plates look great on our door. Thanks for shipping so fast and for the great and personal service.
Glass Door Knob/Door Plate

Fantastic service, very easy to shop for antique and historic parts (sizes are viewable with the pictures!). Screws came with the door plate and made installation very easy. We are very glad these folks are in business. I will look for more historic parts for our 90+ year old house.
Great find

Most catalogs & stores sell wood knobs of cherry, oak, maple, & sometimes pine. Solid, unfinished walnut is hard to find. Historic Houseparts sells these. They are well made, no defects, & come with screws. Company service is excellent, delivery prompt, exactly as advertised. Highly recommended.
Best Sellers
Powered by PDshop & Asp.Net
ASP.NET Shopping Cart Software