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frankflynn 11-28-2012 09:28 PM

skeleton key door lock (where to find the key?)
 
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I have a 1930's home. It came with many projects - today I'm looking to find keys that will work in the original doors. These do not have to be incredibly secure - just be able to lock a door. Does anyone have a source for these keys? Is there any particular size or other specification for the right key?

As I have painted (and removed old paint) I have been able to remove the door latch / lock mechanisms and they clean up nicely and the do work but I have no keys.



I've removed the lock but it has no brand or other identifying marks (probably at one time so ubiquitous that it didn't need one).





Thanks,
Frank


frankflynn 11-28-2012 09:28 PM

skeleton key door lock (where to find the key?)
 
3 Attachment(s)

I have a 1930's home. It came with many projects - today I'm looking to find keys that will work in the original doors. These do not have to be incredibly secure - just be able to lock a door. Does anyone have a source for these keys? Is there any particular size or other specification for the right key?

As I have painted (and removed old paint) I have been able to remove the door latch / lock mechanisms and they clean up nicely and the do work but I have no keys.



I've removed the lock but it has no brand or other identifying marks (probably at one time so ubiquitous that it didn't need one).





Thanks,
Frank


frankflynn 11-28-2012 09:28 PM

skeleton key door lock (where to find the key?)
 
3 Attachment(s)

I have a 1930's home. It came with many projects - today I'm looking to find keys that will work in the original doors. These do not have to be incredibly secure - just be able to lock a door. Does anyone have a source for these keys? Is there any particular size or other specification for the right key?

As I have painted (and removed old paint) I have been able to remove the door latch / lock mechanisms and they clean up nicely and the do work but I have no keys.



I've removed the lock but it has no brand or other identifying marks (probably at one time so ubiquitous that it didn't need one).





Thanks,
Frank



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