Thumb Latch

(97 customer reviews)

$25.40

Traditional alternative to a modern door knob. Cast Iron, Vintage Iron Finish.

The Thumb Latch features a reversible design for use of left- or right-hand doors .75" to 1 ½” thick.   

NOTE: Generally used on an in-swing door so that the thumb bar is on the outside and the lock is on the inside. Can be used on an out-swing door but the thumb bar will be on the inside and the lock will be on the outside. Out-swing doors are not very common in residential construction but often used for closets. 

527 in stock

Item Number: 088495 Category:
Description

 

Old-style and fully functional reproduction of a thumb latch set with a working lock catch. Includes mounting screws.   The Thumb Latch features a reversible design for use of left- or right-hand doors .75″ to 1 ½” thick.

Note: Generally used on an in-swing door so that the thumb bar is on the outside and the lock is on the inside. Can be used on an out-swing door but the thumb bar will be on the inside and the lock will be on the outside. Out-swing doors are not very common in residential construction but often used for closets.

Additional information
Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 1.75 × 1.5 in

97 reviews for Thumb Latch

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  2. Ed Stocks

    Ed Stocks (verified owner)

    Nice solid tactile product compared to pressed steel alternatives. Latches reliably and with a nice click. Is a size medium. No issues with my large hands. Includes the pull handle for the other side. Includes a locking part.

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  3. patrick gipson (verified owner)

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  4. Drew H. (verified owner)

    Nice quality product

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  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Just what I was looking for!

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  6. Robert Heinemann (verified owner)

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  7. Jane S. (verified owner)

    Lovely quality at a good price. Very solid, no edges, and feels great in the hand.

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  8. Joel (verified owner)

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  9. Martin (verified owner)

    Very solid hardware. Arrived in just a few days. Already installed, Beautiful!

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  10. Phread Cichowski (verified owner)

    Required some work to make it fit. Some of the holes were not large enough to fit the screws and some burrs needed to be filed off. Once installed, it works well though.

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  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Perfect match to the original hardware on the other doors.
    Received the item quickly.

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  12. Casey D. (verified owner)

    The castings are sloppy and a little on the thin side. I had to grind down a section of the rod and chisel out the top and bottom of the door hole so it would sit level through the door. The latch mechanism is too loose to sit as shown in the catalog photos; mine sits down on the handle bar. Luckily I bought a few kits because the first one wasn’t sloppy enough to entirely lay on the handle and would bind the latch in the open position. I mistakenly tried to bend the piece back but it broke. If this happens to you, ream out the lock so it hangs further out without binding rather than trying to match the catalog photo. Instructions are poorly written and printed; a schematic was so light as to be illegible so the plan on a test installation in some scrap wood first.

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  13. Jeffrey Weber (verified owner)

    Loved the latch. Instructions for installation were very difficult to follow.

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  14. Jamie Warner

    Jamie Warner (verified owner)

    I bought three of these latches for my historic home. They came within a day or two. Super fast delivery though I didn’t pay for anything extra. They look lovely. Fit right in with the aesthetic and were easy to install. Thank you. I’ll definitely be back!

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  15. Tyra (verified owner)

    Solid and high quality. Very pretty. The only kicker is that it’s impossible to unlock from both sides, which makes it dangerous (at least for us!) with kids and teenagers either accidentally locking themselves in or not wanting us in.

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  16. Normand Mercier (verified owner)

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  17. Bryan Oliphant

    Bryan Oliphant (verified owner)

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  18. Shirley A Guthrie (verified owner)

    Haven’t installed it yet but it looks to be exactly what I wanted.

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  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  20. M J Smith

    M J Smith (verified owner)

    These latches are wonderfully vintage, very well made, attractive, and they work. Perfect on the handmade doors in my log house!

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  21. Christopher M. (verified owner)

    Fast shipping. Quality products

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  22. Herbert R. (verified owner)

    The latch is perfect. Strong material, looks and works great! But what was really crazy, we received it less than 24 hrs later. We were VERY pleasantly surprised.

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  23. Joanne Jones

    Joanne Jones (verified owner)

    Speedy delivery. Nice product. Had to find printable instructions on a different web site as the diagram on the included instruction was to light to see.

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  24. Paul Malmendier

    Paul Malmendier (verified owner)

    Exact match to the original existing hardware in my home – absolutely perfect!
    Sets arrived quickly and complete. Installation was a breeze.

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  25. Mary P. (verified owner)

    The latch was beautiful and delivered quickly. Unfortunately, it was not quite right for our project. It wasn’t as big or as heavy as I’d hoped.

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  26. Edward Dippel (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the service. My order showed up very quickly

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  27. Thomas L. (verified owner)

    Its working fine

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  28. Lynn Snyder

    Lynn Snyder (verified owner)

    We haven’t installed it yet but the product is attractive and the quality is good.

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  29. Janet Forsythe

    Janet Forsythe (verified owner)

    Look sturdy, haven’t installed yet. Unique design , great price and shipping

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  30. Elizabeth Bulluss

    Elizabeth Bulluss (verified owner)

    Great quality very nice

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  31. Ranae T. (verified owner)

    Remodeling a very old house, & wonder if the one taken off & replaced were also made by John Wright Co. I wanted to keep the look of the age of the house, it was a perfect fit!

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  32. Lowell L. (verified owner)

    The latches are exactly like the ones we had in our 200+ year old house except the handle is slightly different.
    Our house burned last year and we are trying to get it back to the way it was. Your latches are part of the restoration. Thank you.

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  33. Dale (verified owner)

    Really cool product. Fast shipping, no problems. Going to look good in my cabin in Alaska.

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  34. Barbara Jamison

    Barbara Jamison (verified owner)

    Very good quality. Did not disappoint!

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  35. Jacqueline Messner (verified owner)

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  36. Joseph Risley (verified owner)

    Excellent service with quick and friendly resolution

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  37. Michael (verified owner)

    Greta product. Looks and works exactly how we wanted.

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  38. Paul M. (verified owner)

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  39. Ed R. (verified owner)

    V nice design, good quality latch, works very well. Would definitely buy again. Fair price, very quick delivery

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  40. Ed R. (verified owner)

    works very well, great craftsmanship, our second purchase

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  41. Adam Lauderdale (verified owner)

    Excellent quality, fast shipping, easy to install!

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  42. Jane G. (verified owner)

    Excellent, fast service. Great product

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  43. Howard Haines (verified owner)

    Ordered three thumb latches, received all three in a timely manner. Installed all three with no problems.

    Great job!

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  44. Jack Santos

    Jack Santos (verified owner)

    Very high quality product will definitely buy again. Great. Service.

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  45. James H. (verified owner)

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  46. Patrick Isbell

    Patrick Isbell (verified owner)

    quality product at a good price. Exceptionally fast shipping.

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  47. Matthew Ryan

    Matthew Ryan (verified owner)

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  48. Deanna Swift

    Deanna Swift (verified owner)

    Once i opened the package, i realized what a quality piece ot was. The latch worked perfectly. It was made of quality material and done with craftsmanship. im very pleased with my product, and I will be looking forward to our next purchase.

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  49. Joseph White

    Joseph White (verified owner)

    Great craftsmanship, i love the old timer fell of the latch.

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  50. Larry F. (verified owner)

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  51. BRIAN BLEAM (verified owner)

    Love it

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  52. Jose P. (verified owner)

    Work perfect and look good

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  53. Beth D. (verified owner)

    Matches my antique original door latches. I hope it is made in the USA.

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  54. Ed R. (verified owner)

    V good value

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  55. Lee K. (verified owner)

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  56. Sarah Wells

    Sarah Wells (verified owner)

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  57. SABINE (verified owner)

    The latch was exactly what I have been looking for and arrived within a few days after placing the order. Will defy order again.

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  58. Shelley H. (verified owner)

    Love the rustic appeal

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  59. Jeff K. (verified owner)

    Great quality. Looks wonderful. Fast shipping. Great low price. Really like it. Works well.

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  60. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  61. Jerry Spurlock (verified owner)

    Needs to have a bigger size for bigger handle

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  62. Jeff (verified owner)

    Quick shipping, thumb latch works well

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  63. Steve (verified owner)

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  64. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Alittle exspensive but just what I needed in regards to size and versatility! Thank you

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  65. Dennis F. (verified owner)

    Nice product. Good quality. Fast shipping

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  66. Timothy K. (verified owner)

    Great Handel for older doors with a 1 inch thicknesses

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  67. Andrea Bloom

    Andrea Bloom (verified owner)

    This thumb latch is such a beautiful and cool design. It has weight, is good to touch, and works well. There is even a lever that locks it. I just love it.

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  68. Roxane Anderson

    Roxane Anderson (verified owner)

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  69. francis surovick (verified owner)

    thumb latch was what i wanted but i did feel it was a bit overpriced

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  70. Neal Shovlin (verified owner)

    This appears to be a quality piece and the installation was straightforward the issue I have with this product is the description of the factory finish on the piece which is followed by “it is not suitable for exterior use”. Funny, I always thought a screen door was on the exterior of a house…

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  71. Autumn (verified owner)

    Perfect for my rustic/vintage inspired greenhouse!

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  72. Autumn (verified owner)

    Love this hardware! Well made and rustic

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  73. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Worked as advertised. Good quality product

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  74. Sid (verified owner)

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  75. Erica Berman (verified owner)

    Fabulous!

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  76. Carol Diters (verified owner)

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  77. Jake Maness (verified owner)

    Really nice item..serves the purpose well…would be better for my project if it was 20 percent larger but it is installed .works fine and is cool looking

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  78. Kevin T. (verified owner)

    Works good and as described. Took about 2 weeks to get it but not seller’s fault. UPS dropped the ball.

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  79. Charles Ragan (verified owner)

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  80. James Jahner (verified owner)

    The description doesn’t tell that you need a 4-in wide piece of wood for the latch. I have a screen door with a wood frame is much smaller. Hence the latch doesn’t fit. So I had to 3D print the base part of the latch and make the corrections to allow it to fit properly. For the right door I’m sure this latch works well. There were some spots on the latch that were poorly lacquered. I’ll keep using this.

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  81. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy to order. Shipped right away. Quality craftsmanship.

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  82. Jenny Pirner

    Jenny Pirner (verified owner)

    Beautiful hardware! Great quality!

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  83. PAUL HOFFER (verified owner)

    Great, functional hardware and outstanding customer service!

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  84. Peter (verified owner)

    It has a substantial feeling to it – something of quality

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  85. Steven (verified owner)

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  86. VAN Terlemezian (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the product and the delivery

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  87. Bob Walpole (verified owner)

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  88. Candice Rexer

    Candice Rexer (verified owner)

    Quality product, Speedy delivery!

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  89. Lowell (verified owner)

    High Quality thumb latch…but with minimal installation drawings.

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  90. Pete Ganze

    Pete Ganze (verified owner)

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  91. Edith (verified owner)

    They were the exact latches we wanted and they came very quickly which is much appreciated for our business. Thank you.

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  92. Dennis Phelps (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the product, delivery was extremely fast!! Will definitely use this company again.

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  93. james trimble

    james trimble (verified owner)

    Looks awesome.and works great everyone loves it

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  94. John S. (verified owner)

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  95. John Carty (verified owner)

    Quick delivery, easy to install, looks great!

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  96. Jeffrey Slee (verified owner)

    Well made and true to description.

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  97. Dennis Phelps (verified owner)

    Excellent quality product, super fast delivery. Will use this site again.

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John Wright Thumb Latch