Beginning in 1840 with the handmade bank locks to the touchpad locks of today, Yale remains the best-known brand in the entire locking industry, for over a century. He improved on the design of the pin-tumbler lock and in 1868 formed the Yale Lock Manufacturing Company with. If you don't find it on our list, please e-mail a request to us by mailing or faxing us an info brettunsvillage. As one of the oldest international brands, Yale is among the most respected names in the lock industry, with millions of Yale locks in use worldwide. Not exactly good reference material in my opnion Item number: 230201784148 Don I found a very similar one this summer at an old school dating as far back as the turn of the century, but before that it was a huge estate, so who knows. We need to know the name of the lock company and the code for the key.
City Chicago Chicago Hardware Manufacturing Co. I wondered how old this Yale Lock might be and did a bit of googling and I really am not sure. The three most common locks for the antique trunks were designed to accommodate barrel keys, flat keys and corrugated keys. How close are you to Fairfield? I find information given outstanding and very helpful in my search for a key. You can print out our and mail or fax in your order. Throughout the 20th century, purchases, acquisitions and joint ventures have made Yale locks well-known worldwide. We do combine shipping as long as the items can be safely packaged together without the risk of damage.
That said, the Yales tend to be especially well built, with tight tolerance. It may be stamped right into the lock. There are many designs available however it's becoming much more difficult to find. Not sure who made it as there is no label. Find your local Yale website for more specific information about our locks and other products.
I am not sure how lock companies measured them but they sold them as 1 inch 3 inch and so forth. I have talked to Locksmiths and they also want to take it apart to make a key, that is not going to happen. Please reach out to us with questions prior to bidding and we will do our best to answer. I took as many photos of the lock and hope there is enough information there to narrow down the time frame, either way, it is another nice lock for my display case. Measuring; calculating and testing devices Police and Prison Equipment and Supplies Pumping machinery and air compressors Topic Air-compressors Automobiles Barrels Bottling Calculators Correctional institutions Hardware Industrial equipment Locks and keys Measuring instruments Motor vehicles Police -- Equipment and supplies Prison industries Pumping machinery industry Safes Security systems Tools Weighing instruments Location Collection Data source Smithsonian Libraries.
The company grew and broadened its scope with manually operated chain hoists, battery powered platform trucks and in 1879 a line of padlocks was introduced. Split the difference and call it c. The original antique hardware from our Victorian era produced some of the highest quality items ever made, and were designed to last. We are in the process of liquidating a 18 year accumulation of thousands of hand picked collectible and antique items. So, along with the patent dates on your lock which I believe is a variety of the Yale 800 series , that would indicate a fairly narrow date range of 1877-83.
Related companies Yale Lock Mfg. I have minimal experience and no formal training. For many non-Yale locks, a key that somewhat close may be just close enough to open the lock. In 2000 Yale was purchased by the group. Might be next week, might be next year, but we'll be in touch. The place to buy an old coded key to fit your trunk, suitcase, chest of drawers, clock, locking cabinets, secretary desk, or kitchen cabinets. Any information will help, thanks in advance.
Watch weekly for new listings that will surely peak your interest. The 1880's hardware had intricate details and highest of quality, most has developed beautiful warm shades of patina naturally developed from age. Keys Currently Available Individual Keys Coded to Fit Your Lock The following is a list of old keys that we have available to sell. In the early 20th century, the company expanded worldwide and employed more than 12,000 people. Most safe users are not reassured by the knowledge that somewhere, their combination is recorded.
Most all of the items we sell are used, vintage and antique, so please reference all pics closely as they are part of the listing and show the condition of each item. We also have : Click on the picture to go to the page where you can buy these reproduction keys, or just stroll around our site! Trenton Trenton Lock and Hardware Co. Something else that I thought was cool about the trunk is that there are a number of old photographs pasted inside. Yale's son, , went on to continue his fathers work. Manchester that is stamped on the bottom. Take the lock to a professional locksmith.
It appears the original may have been a short key, but don't restrict yourself to keys with short lengths. This is a hand picked high end collection so keep watching, you will not be disappointed. These sets are in extra fine condition and there are still many patterns available, while they last, most are highly decorative and should last for another 100 plus years When buying our original Victorian era hardware made here in the U. Locks can be helpful in identifying the trunk manufacturer and age of the trunk. This is probably your best option. If you love vintage items, you will not be disappointed. So, I am sure one is an earlier version of the lock, just not sure which one.
We literally have hundreds of crates to go through containing most every type of collectible imaginable from a broad range of categories. All trunk locks sold will have one or two keys. We thank you for your business! Offered is a selected variety of authentic hardware that would be a perfect choice for decorators, house renovators or collectors. Safe and vault service companies usually will not file combination settings for security and liability reasons. Pioneer innovation Linus Yale Sr. As a result the hardware was made to last and had unsurpassed detail , many pieces could be compared to detailed jewelry.