Colonial Knob Latch features cast iron design.

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Combining classic style of Suffolk thumb latch with convenient knob, Colonial Knob Latch is suitable for period-authentic restoration or adding vintage style. Unit features privacy lock and reversible design for use on left- or right-hand doors up to 1¾ in. thick. To extend life inside or out, latch uses proprietary, multi-step WeaterWright™ coating system. Mounting hardware and instructions are included.

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John Wright Company Introduces Cast Iron Colonial Knob Latch

Wrightsville, PA — John Wright's new Colonial Knob Latch adds to its extensive line of traditional door hardware. A careful reproduction of a circa 1840s design, our Colonial Knob Latch combines the classic style of a Suffolk thumb latch with a convenient knob. 

It’s perfect for a period-authentic restoration or just adding a splash of vintage style.  All latch parts are made in heavy cast iron for strength and historical accuracy and the beautiful curvilinear design is evocative of the Blake-style latches of yesteryear.

The Colonial Knob Latch features a privacy lock and reversible design for use of left- or right-hand doors up to 1 ¾” thick.  For long life inside or out, the finish is John Wright’s proprietary, multi-step WeatherWright™ coating system.  Mounting hardware and instructions are included to allow installation by professionals and DIYers alike.  The Colonial Knob Latch works with John Wright's many existing accessories to enhance the historic look and feel of your home.

Ryan  Martin


John Wright Company is a manufacturer of top-quality, traditional hardware for shutters, doors, windows, furniture, and specialty applications.  Products combine modern high-quality finishes with the strength and time-honored look and feel of cast iron.  With products for both restoration and new construction, the diverse line includes shutter hinges, hold-backs, slide bolts, hooks, and special hardware along with door and cabinet hinges and knobs and many other products.

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