Our New, Neat Elite Slim Jewelry Box Lock is the only solid brass full mortise box lock on the market. We have improved the Neat Elite by slimming down the case to 5mm thickness and given the case end a sleek rounded look. So not only does this lock look amazing and require less material removal, but you no longer have to square up the case mortise ends prior to fitting. It is far superior in quality to the plated ones available and once fitted has a very clean neat look. This is a precision made, full mortise jewelry box lock. We love the lock mechanism, as it has a very satisfying click on opening and closing. So, don’t risk your plating flaking or use a weaker base material for locks on your perfect boxes. Instead, buy the ultimate jewelry box lock directly from us, here on-line. Why not read some of our box lock reviews below and find out for yourself the difference that quality box hardware can make to your finished pieces. If you have already experienced the positive outcomes then we would love to hear from you, so please send us a review
Complementary Hardware – Save £2 each time you choose the Neat Elite Team
Select our Brass Neat Elite Hinges and add the Brass Neat Elite Slim Jewelry Box Lock to your trolley and you will now save £2 GBP per team at checkout. Our jewelry box lock brass – Neat Elite – is ideally paired with either the Large Neat Hinge or medium Neat Elite Box Hinge. We also stock Metal Thread escutcheons and spare keys. Please go to our sister website’s gallery, Hawthorne Fine Boxes , and view some of the bespoke boxes that include the Neat Box Lock and Neat Box Hinges. Here you can view our quality hardware on the most amazing boxes.
Our jewelry box lock brass is solid brass polished to a mirror-like finish. The lock strike plates, the lock casing and the key are all created from this robust metal. The main casing is now a slim 5mm thick and has been rounded at each end so not only do you have less material to remove, you also don’t need to square-up the mortise ends before fitting. Our Neat Box Lock plates are 8mm wide x 76mm long x a case depth of 25mm. Distance to pin is 16mm. We supply each lock with 2 sets of screws and one elegant brass key.
Background to the Neat Elite Slim Lock
In 2012 Ian Hawthorne set himself the task to produce a box lock that was –
- Easy to fit.
- Had a great solid action.
- With a mirror polished finish.
The Neat Lock has evolved over the years from its first manufacture in 2012 to the latest revision which is now the Neat Elite Slim Lock, on sale from 2021.
Ideally you should wear gloves when working with the brass hardware, or you may well tarnish it and leave smudges and/or fingerprints. If your lock and/or hinges tarnish we suggest removing the hardware from the box and giving them a gentle wipe with brasso wadding. Then buff lightly with a clean, soft cloth to get back the sheen. When fitting them back onto the box just remember to wear a pair of disposable gloves, to refrain from touching the brass again. If you can’t get the hardware off, you can try adding a fine border of masking tape before applying the brasso wadding. (Take care not to apply wadding to any other parts of your box).
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