Dark Bronze Thumb Latch
Solid bronze hardware with an elegant design
This solid Cast Bronze Thumb Latch pairs with an elegant drop bar to create a traditional gate opener. The latch is operable from both sides. The latch is installed on the side of the gate that it swings toward.
This latch is suitable in-swinging gates and out-swinging gates, but for out-swinging gates the horizontal latching portion must be installed on the outside.
The latch is not lacquered, so it will darken naturally over time.
- Material: Dark Bronze
- Mechanism: Gravity
- Finish: Dark Bronze
- Set includes mounting hardware
- Fits gates up to 2-1/2" thick (Extension kit can be ordered for gates up to 3-1/2" thick)
- Operable from both sides.
- Suitable for in-swinging gates.
- Handing not required.
- Lockable with added deadbolt.
Dimensions of this gate latch:
- 8" Pull Handle: 8" Tall x 1-3/4" Wide. Tail Piece is 3-3/4" long
- 10" Pull Handle: 10" Tall x 2-1/4" Wide. Tail Piece is 3-3/4" long
- Straight Drop Bar: 7-1/2" from pivot point to end
- Straight Catch Plate: 3-3/4" x 1"
- Antique Drop Bar: 6-1/2" from pivot point to end
- Antique Catch Plate: 4" x 3/4"
Important: Please check that the dimensions of this gate latch will fit your particular style of gate!
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.
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Warranty & Return Information
WarrantyCoastal 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. Proper gate stop installation is required for latch warranty. These warranties are extended to the original purchaser and the original installation site. Warranty is non-transferable and proof of purchase is required. In any case, Coastal Bronze is not responsible for removal or installation of the replacement hardware or repaired parts, or for any damage caused by mishandling, improper installation, tampering, abuse or any events outside the control of Coastal Bronze. This warranty sets forth the exclusive remedy with respect to any and all losses or damages resulting from any cause whatsoever. Coastal Bronze shall in no event be liable for consequential or incidental damages of any kind, whether by negligence or otherwise. Coastal Bronze makes no other warranty, expressed or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to its products except as set for above. 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.
ReturnsReturn 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. Initiate a Return Now
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