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Antique Furniture/Vintage Wooden Desk Side Drawer Locks


On back of drawer
On back of drawer  
I recently received a vintage wooden desk.  The top middle drawer activates moving parts (spring loaded) to lock and unlock the side drawers.  The problem---the metal pieces on the back of the drawers are missing.  I found another  wooden desk (at Goodwill) that uses the same locking technique and took a picture of the metal piece I need (See Attached Picture); however, I can not find them and don't know what they are called.  Any help, in identifying and giving me any information as to what to ask for,will be more than appreciated.  Thank you, in advance, for your assistance in this matter.

Hi John,

I am not aware of a company that would stock the part that you are looking for.

Since it is a simple enough piece to fabricate, my advise would be to contact a
company like Ball & Ball in Pa. that can make the piece for you.


Best Wishes,

George E. Harrison III

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