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Lost key to lock

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 am

I have a Mills Lion Front with a Yale lock on the back. I am getting ready to restore it, bu I cannot find the key anywhere.

Any suggestions on how to get it open without having to drag the whole machine to a locksmith?

Thanks.

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Re: Lost key to lock

Postby kentdun » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:45 am

I bought a Jennings once without keys.
I was able to pick both lo cks myself.
Look on youtube on how to pick locks.
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Re: Lost key to lock

Postby kentdun » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:46 am

I meant to had. The Jennings had yale locks.
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Re: Lost key to lock

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:56 am

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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Re: Lost key to lock

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:41 am

Update on key question.

After a more intense search I found the key.
I had forgotten about what was written on the tag when I bought the machine many years ago.

Obviously, while interesting, there is no way to prove this. Maybe totally false, but sort of fun!!
Perhaps I might be better off leaving it in its original condition, just in case it did belong to Ralph Capone!

By the way the machine was not sold with any hype as having belonged to Ralph Capone. This just happened to be on the key tag.

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Re: Lost key to lock

Postby TFA » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:49 pm

Fun story Nick. Thanks for sharing. Although that '93 date at the bottom in the same hand writing as the name, doesn't really fit. Perhaps he bought it from Ralphs estate sale or something - who knows. Thin perhaps - but not impossible.
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Re: Lost key to lock

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:25 pm

That was sort of my idea---that it was possibly purchased from Ralph Capone's estate.

Not really trying to convince myself or anyone else that this machine reallly belonged to a Capone, but hey it is fun to imagine!!!

Just in case, I think I will leave the machine in its original, unrestored state. It actually is in pretty good condition.

I will pretend!! LOL

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