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Old 10-17-2016, 04:54 AM
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Default Need old Keys for these lock types.

Have a piece of Furniture that was my wife's Moms.
My wife had purchased it for her years ago.
After she had passed it disappeared.

We thought it was gone forever and just resurfaced in a relatives basement.

Was able to get it back to the house and surprisingly it is is in great shape,

Only thing missing are some keys for the locks below.
Wifey was disappointed that the keys were not there.

Where can I get keys for these?


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Old 10-17-2016, 05:04 AM
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google vintage keys for sale.
Old 10-17-2016, 05:30 AM
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Try some antique stores.
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http://www.houseofantiquehardware.co...FQ0yaQodexcOKw
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My local Locksmith does that :-)

most can ... less than $20 a key
Old 10-17-2016, 06:31 AM
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Those look like the small skeleton keys. Lots of empire age furniture has those type of locks. Check with local furniture restorers or refinishers, they can probably point you in the right direction if they don't have any keys.
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Originally Posted by mitchell master View Post
google vintage keys for sale.
Tried that but was unsure of which type, one of the locks has a pin in it and the other did not.

Used to have a ton of keys like this years ago an have no idea where they went.
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They are called skeleton keys. you can sometimes find a lot of old skeleton keys on ebay such as this. Most are reproductions. They won't be precise, but should work to get you in if they are currently locked.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASSORTED-ANT...-/371314220773

Honestly, if the locks aren't closed engaged, I would just leave it be. If there are any little kids ever around, at a minimum keep them put away somewhere, even if you have to use them to open the cabinet.
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New 15pcs Mixed Random Antique Vintage Old Look Skeleton Key Lot Crown Bow Charm on Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/62-Antique-V...-/152277616001
$2.98
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What part of the country?

I would try "architectual salvage" in your favorite browser. Around me the architectual salvage places have buckets of them.
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http://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/door-skeleton-key

Not sure how to pick which keys though.
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Go to your local flea markets. I've seen quite a few. Buy a couple different ones and try them. I had to do this years ago at my old house. It turns out one skeleton key worked all my locks in the house.
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It's probably easier and possibly cheaper to buy new antique locks with keys. Those style locks were pretty universal in their sizing.
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Garret, I have to disagree with you on this one. Those require barrel keys. They look pretty simple with no wards showing inside the locks that I can see. Many times the blank uncut or precut keys will fit them. Take one of the locks to your local locksmith and he can make a key for them. Many of them use the same key for all the locks on the piece. After looking at the pics again, bring the drawer. If you can't find anyone to do it let me know. You can send the lock to me and I can get it back to you pretty quickly with keys. The Ilco #24B might fit it.
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What part of the country?

I would try "architectual salvage" in your favorite browser. Around me the architectual salvage places have buckets of them.
Amongst other really cool stuff.
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Originally Posted by beenie View Post
Garret, I have to disagree with you on this one. Those require barrel keys. They look pretty simple with no wards showing inside the locks that I can see. Many times the blank uncut or precut keys will fit them. Take one of the locks to your local locksmith and he can make a key for them. Many of them use the same key for all the locks on the piece. After looking at the pics again, bring the drawer. If you can't find anyone to do it let me know. You can send the lock to me and I can get it back to you pretty quickly with keys. The Ilco #24B might fit it.
Mike

Perfect, thank you.!!

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