The Medium Bean Latch is a Suffolk latch, and as the name suggests, the Suffolk latch originated in the county of Suffolk in East Anglia. 

The thumb piece passes through the door and raises the latch bar, or lifter, off the keep.  To restrict the latch bar movement a staple pin is provided.  

The Heavy Bean Latch HBL159 is designed for larger doors, please email for details.  For very thick doors over 45mm use the Medium Bean Latch MBL101XL complete with large thumb piece, again, please contact us for more information.  

All thumb latches are sold as a complete set, with a staple, keep and decorated bar, and supplied with the necessary fixing screws.

Hand forged Suffolk latches are one of the most evocative period pieces available to you if you are recreating an authentic feel and atmosphere with your restoration project.  There is a uniquely satisfying clanking sound as the thumb plate is depressed or the latch bar clicks into the notch of the keep.  Each door will have its own unique sound, depending on method of construction, quality and type of the timber used, and over the years you will eventually get to know each door as it is opened, and by whom.

If you require a locking facility, for your bathroom or toilet door, the Locking Staple Pin - LSP244 is recommended.  It has a leather thong with a pin to stop the movement of the latch bar.      

The Medium Bean Latch is also available in Pewter Patina finish for external or internal use, and Black finish for external use.  Please refer to additional information regarding finishes and their care by clicking on the Finishes Link. 

Finish: Beeswax

Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 2" (216mm x 51mm)

Quick Overview

Handle Length: 8 1/4" (210mm)
Thumb Bar Length: 5 1/2" (140mm)
Latch Length: 7 1/2" (190mm)

Medium Bean Latch

  • Product Code: MBL101
  • Choose Units:
  • H: 0.00cm x W: 0.00cm
  • £37.00 each

  • Incl vat: £44.40 each

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