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Posted by Dale on 19-May-2017 at 09:30:26 EST
Subject: Padlock

I just purchased a brand new eagle lock padlock with the keys in the original box. Is there a way to find out who made have made the lock at the factory? I'm hoping it might have been a relative.

Posted by Brooke Clarke on 28-Apr-2017 at 11:15:28 EST
Subject: Safe Deposit Box Locks

I'm trying to understand the application of a Y&T single nose dual key lever lock. Patent 406487 "Lock" talks about guard and tenant keys, but does not say why the single nose. I'm trying to learn more about the application of this lock which is HUGE compared to more modern safe deposit box locks. For more see: http://www.prc68.com/I/Locks.html#Yale_8-Lever_<br><br>I also have a Yale safe deposit box lock (so far no patent) that uses 2 noses. The guard key is the standard flat key, but the tenant key, while for a 5-lever mechanism, has warding on the key way. Why? For more see:<br>http://www.prc68.com/I/Locks.html#Yale_10-Lever<br><br>PS I tried to phone, but after many rings the message said the answering machine was full.<br><br>Have Fun,<br><br>Brooke Clarke<br>http://www.prc68.com/Contact.html

Posted by tom on 20-Apr-2017 at 11:44:04 EST
Subject: marks on screw heads

I have an interior brass lever lock for early strongbox. mechanism is protected by thin plate that is screwed in place by four screws. three of the screws are marked on their individual head with sharp punch or awl. Upper right screw has one dot on head and one dot on plate by it. upper left screw has two dots on screw head and two dots on plate by it. lower left screw has three dots on screw head and three dots on plate by it. Bottom right screw has no narks.<br>Can someone explain dots? Does this denote handmade screws? Need thoughts.

Posted by Tom Power on 30-Jan-2017 at 05:48:22 EST
Subject: Old cabinet lock (thru the door type)

I have a cabinet lock that has Terryville Conn stamped on the back in a circular format. The company name rides off the end of the plate. On the back of the lock is "2R9" Can I get any information?

Posted by Rick on 13-Sep-2016 at 06:13:18 EST
Subject: Hartmann Yale H71 key

I given an mid 1920's a Hartmann wardrobe trunk but it is locked with no key. I am looking for a Yale Hartmann H71 key for the lock. From what I have read it is a common lock number but I have not been able to locate a key for it and do not wish to drill the lock out. Any help you can provide in finding a key that would open the truck would be appreciated.

Posted by Don Zaengle on 15-Aug-2016 at 02:24:18 EST
Subject: U.S. Lock Company, Providence, Rhode Island

Hello,<br>I trying to get information (when they were in business, what type of locks they made, etc, etc) on the U.S. Lock Company, Providence, Rhode Island. I've research the web and have come up with very little info. I'd greatly appreciate any help,<br>Thanks for your time and knowledge.

Posted by Aristides on 07-Jul-2016 at 11:47:45 EST
Subject: Bastion - Castle Lock?

If I were to send a photo of an old lock I own would someone be able to help identify it?<br> I’ve done diligent work via internet but have only been able to find out the lock’s manufacturer: Hobbs & Co, London.<br> I’d be grateful for any help on this quest. <br>Aristides@methownet.com

Posted by Monica on 23-Apr-2016 at 07:03:53 EST
Subject: c 1900? Corbin Cabinet Lock Co.suitcase trunk

I have an old black vulcanized fibre case with a solid brass keyhole Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. New Britian Conn USA lock with stamp and the latches are Eagle lock company terryville connecticut, also stamped as such. The Corbin lock is a keyhole. Any thoughts on dating? I have looked for a # on the lock so that I could find a replacement key with no luck. Help?

Posted by Kelly on 13-Feb-2016 at 08:27:35 EST
Subject: Unique Key

Recently inherited a home that was built in 1914. We have many keys but one that is unique in that on one side it says: The Eagle and Screw Company Terryville Conn. TNHMK; the other side simply says: Eagle. <br><br>The key does not fit a door so I am curious as to the lock it fits? Thank you kindly.

Posted by jpla54@att.net on 08-Feb-2016 at 11:22:26 EST
Subject: Hitching Post Lock w/key

I have an old blacksmiths forged hitching post lock and I don't seem to find any on your site nor anywhere else!!! I am willing to send a picture but you don't give any reply email addresses.