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    Classic Brass Keys

    For size and product information scroll down page.

    Details

    • How Sold: Each
    • Style: Transitional
    • Usually Ships In: 1-3 business days
    • Material: Brass
    • Finish: Polished
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    Product Info

    • Sold Each
    • Material: Brass
    • Finish: Polished, not lacquered
    • Type: Skeleton Key with cut bit

    Size

    • Overall: 2-11/16"
    • Barrel Length: 1-1/2"
    • Barrel Interior: 1/8" Diameter

     

    Classic Brass Keys are excellent quality with vintage style. These keys will turn some but not all antique locks. Key has a notched-end, known as the key-bit. This portion of key is critical. If the key bit is cut correctly it will turn lock-mechanism.

     

    If key bit is not correctly notched it will not open and close lock. Key-bit profile varies according to individual lock. The key barrel is hollow, to slip onto lock pin. Lock pin must be slightly less than 1/8" for barrel to slip lock-pin.

    Fitting Furniture Keys

    Replacing keys for an existing lock is difficult

    • Key bits, also known as blades, often require a specific cut to fit a lock. Determining this cut is complex. If key bit is not cut correctly, it will not engage lock mechanism.
    • Unfortunately knowing the manufacturer and model number of the lock does not help in locating a key to fit an antique lock.
    • Cutting the bit/blade, to turn the lock mechanism, often requires the skills of a locksmith.

    Before choosing a key blank:

    • Determine lock-pin diameter This measurement is critical as key-barrel must slide over lock pin.
    • The key-bit must be sized correctly to move the lock-bolt .

    Profile of key-bit varies between locks. 

    • Some locks are easily turned with a simple un-notched blade
    • Other locks require a key bit with one notch to lock or unlock
    • Many locks require a key cut with 2 notches: one notch locks the lock the other notch unlocks the lock
    • Some locks, made with spring-loaded levers, also require 2 notches however they also must be different sizes. This type of key is difficult to reproduce

    Selecting Keyhole Covers - Escutcheons
    For accurate fit:

    • Measure keyhole height in keyhole cover
    • Measure key-end height, height of key-bit
    • Compare above determined measurements, to interior keyhole measurements, of the desired keyhole cover

    Furniture Key Measurements

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    DAVID LONDON
    Great keys

    I found 1 of theee keys that worked a 80 year old bureau I bought used

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