8" Dark Bronze Thumb Latch with Old World Bar Package for Double Gates

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8" Dark Bronze Thumb Latch with Drop Bar
Package for Double Wood Gates

This solid Cast Bronze Thumb Latch pairs with an Old World drop bar to create a very traditional gate opener. On the street-side of your double gate you install the Thumb Latch, and on the yard-side you install the drop bar. This latch is suitable only for in-swinging gates.

This package includes an 8" high thumb latch, an 8" high dummy handle, six - 4" Solid Brass Ball-Bearing Hinges, and a coordinating gate stop.

The latch is not lacquered, so it will darken naturally over time. Please read bronze care instructions below.

The use of a gate stop with this product is strongly recommended to protect the drop bar. A gate that slams in a strong wind can damage a bronze drop bar. The installation of a gate stop will protect the drop bar.

Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. Bronze patina Finish will develop a wear highlight with frequency of use. When bronze is exposed to air it will tarnish quickly and turn brown. Bronze exposed to exterior elements and conditions will turn green. This discoloration is referred to as patina. This patina process starts immediately upon installation. None of these conditions are considered defects, but part of the natural beauty of ages bronze.


This photo shows an inside view of a double gate. On the right panel of the gate, there is an additional pull handle (not included in the double gate package) installed at customer's request.

Package includes: 

  • 8" Dark Bronze Thumb Latch set
  • 1 8" Dummy Handle for the Fixed Gate
  • 6 - 4" Solid Brass Heavy Duty Ball Bearing Hinges
  • 1 Bronze Gate Stop


  • Accommodates gates up to 2-1/2" thick. Extension kit can be ordered below and will accommodate gates up to 3-1/2" thick.
  • Mounting hardware included.

Dimensions of this gate latch:

  • Pull Handle: 8" Tall x 1-3/4" Wide. Tail Piece is 3-3/4" long.
  • Drop Bar: 6-1/2"
  • Catch Plate: 4" x 3/4"

Important: Please check that the dimensions of this gate latch will fit your particular style of gate!

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  • Dark Bronze
Cane Bolt
  • Add an optional Dark Bronze 20" Cane Bolt to your order, if desired.


  • This hardware package includes six - 4" Solid Brass Heavy Duty Ball Bearing Hinges in Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish. Other options include:
  • six 4-1/2" Solid Brass Heavy Duty Ball-Bearing Hinges (Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish)
  • six 5" Solid Brass Heavy Duty Ball-Bearing Hinges (Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish)
  • six 4" Solid  Bronze Heavy Duty Template Hinges (same material as the latch, but smooth finish; not ball bearing)
  • six 4" Solid Bronze Heavy Duty Hinges (same material as the latch, same textured finish; not ball bearing; available with Button Tip, Ball Tip and Steeple Tip

Technical Info

Hardware Tips

About This Bronze Hardware

This bronze hardware contains 90% copper and 10% tin. When it first leaves the mold, the hardware is copper-penny colored. Next, the pieces are patina’d dark bronze. Finally, the hardware has an exterior-grade dark bronze-colored wax applied to it that adds to its weather- and wear-resistance. Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. The wax helps maintain the color of the hardware for the long term under most conditions. On items like gate latches and door handles where your hand comes in contact with the material regularly: we’ve seen over time that the oils on your skin will slowly wear down the wax where the skin contacts the metal. On all other items where skin doesn’t come in contact with the hardware, you should see dark bronze coloration for the long term.

How does this hardware hold up to the elements?

When submitted to a salt-water chamber test, this hardware began to patina at the 16-hour-mark, versus 10-hours for other name-brand, high end bronze products. A client recently wrote that this hardware installed on an waterfront boathouse two years ago looks slightly darker and shinier than the original, but looks otherwise exceptional.

The bottom line is: this hardware is the perfect choice for oceanfront, waterfront, and coastal installations.

To read about the ways you can care for your bronze hardware, see our Bronze Care page. 

We have everything you need to replace your old Fence and Gate Hardware

If you have a Wooden Gate or need a Replacement Latch, we offer Gate Latches, Deadbolt Latches, Gate Hinges, Hinge Fronts, and other Ornamental Gate Hardware. We've also combined many of our products into gate hardware sets and value packages.

Our Wooden Gate Latches selection offers something for everyone. If Antique Gate Closures are your style, we carry Cast Iron Hardware and Iron Gate Latches that look like historic and more traditional gate latches. Even better, there are now Aluminum Gate Latches--in the same styles as the antique gate latches--which are rust-resistant and suitable for coastal areas. Our line of Cast Bronze Gate Latches: durable, substantial, and that will age gracefully with no rusting over time. We’ve recently introduced our own collection of Contemporary and Modern gate latches made from stainless steel and rust-resistant aluminum. These latches are all spring-loaded for excellent function, as well as designed to fit the more contemporary style. A few of the latches we offer are versatile in their styling, so they can be used at homes with traditional, antique, contemporary, Japanese, or Spanish aesthetics.

Outdoor gate hardware falls into several types of gate latches: thumb latches, ring latches, lever latches, and bolt latches. Each operates slightly differently and brings a different aesthetic to your gate hardware installation. The categories of gate latches include spring loaded, bolt latches, and gravity latches.

We discuss all of these factors and more at our informational blog entry titled Gate Latch Information Series.

Take a look at the Gate Hardware section of our blog for helpful suggestions. 


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Double Gates: To learn more about double gates, their setup, and considerations, read our Double Gate page.
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Coastal Bronze warrants all flat goods (non-locking) to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship for five years from the original invoice date. Coastal Bronze warrants all locking goods, including locks, latches and deadbolts, to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship for 1 year from the original invoice date. In areas of high humidity or proximity to ocean, warranty is 6 months. Coastal Bronze adds a patina to all products to simulate aged bronze. Finishes will develop a wear highlight and may change color based on environment. This is not considered a defect, but part of the natural beauty of aged bronze.
Return Policy: This product can be returned in its original condition (original packaging intact, uninstalled, can be put back on the shelf directly) with a 10% restocking fee. If any effort is required to repackage or review the hardware, the restocking fee will be 25%. Customer responsible for return shipping. To initiate a return, please complete the Return Form.

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