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INTERIOR SUFFOLK THUMBLATCHES
H A N D - F O R G E D I R O N
• H A N D C R A F T E D I N U . S . A .
style thumblatches (A-D) were in common use throughout all of the colonies
during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The “Bean Latch” (A) was the first and
most popular design.
Originally made by English blacksmiths and imported here, the American smiths
soon began producing these and many other designs. The cusp and handle styles
eventually became as numerous as the craftsmen who made them and, we are pleased
to offer a selection of four popular designs.
A complete thumblatch set has 4 separate parts. ___________________________________
1. Catch (drive shown) 2. Staple (drive shown) 3. Thumblatch handle & tail 4. Latch Bar (plain bar shown)
Interior Suffolk Thumblatches
You’ll find no finer reproductions of these classic period latches than those
shown here. Each is fully hand-forged and represents the most historically
accurate examples of this hardware we’ve seen. (Please
specify door thickness).
Bean Thumblatch 7 1/2” L x 2” W. Original from a home in East Haddam, CT.
Heart Thumblatch 9” L x 2 1/4” W. Original from a home in Ulster County, NY.
Arrow-Head Thumblatch 9” L x 2 1/4” W. Original from a home in Germantown, PA.
9” L x 2 1/4” W. Original from a home in S. Glastonbury, CT
Suffolk Thumblatch Trim Parts
Latch Bar Styles
2301-1 Plain Bar: 6” L.
2300-1 Coiled Rat-Tail Bar: 6 1/2” L.
2302-1Shepherds Crook Bar: 6 1/2” L.
2400-1 Drive Staple
2403-1 Screw Mount Staple
2401-1 Drive Catch
2402-2 Screw Mount Catch
2408-1 Footed Drive Catch
Order a Complete Thumblatch Set:
Go to Step (3).
For Outswing Door-Use
Reverse Bevel Trim Set 2520-INT