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Pellet Machine

Postby jimlad » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:32 pm

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Hi All
Sorry to be a pain, but there is no key to the lock on this pellet machine, and I am not sure if the lock is working. There is the number 10 stamped into the wood at the side of the keyhole which may relate to the key.
Would there be any chance of obtaining a key or possible replacement lock?
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Re: Pellet Machine

Postby coppinpr » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:09 pm

The lock looks damaged and a new key would be an expensive and perhaps fruitless option I feel. Similar, but not identical locks are out there quite cheap. The photo is not that clear. What kind of a key was it? I'll look and see what I've got (let me have the exact size please).

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Re: Pellet Machine

Postby coppinpr » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:24 pm

Just glanced into the workshop and saw these - might fit. Let me have all the sizes.
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Re: Pellet Machine

Postby jimlad » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:32 pm

Hi Coppinpr

Yes the lock is slightly damaged and I am not sure it would work with a key. Your lock looks similar, by putting a new lock on the cabinet - would this alter the authenticity of the machine? Would it be better to look for an old one?

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Re: Pellet Machine

Postby jra » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:41 am

Try ebay number 111900070632.
This looks similar to what you are looking for.
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Re: Pellet Machine

Postby coppinpr » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:41 am

The lock on Ebay is, I think, exactly what you want, but it will be expensive. I suspect it will cost you over £20 by the time you add postage.

If you don't win it, the ones I have are the right size but the fitting holes are different as you can see, I can send you one to check if you like.

The ebay lock is the way to go but the postage is a killer. I can get it sent to a friend in the US for the standard postage but it would mean you not getting it till May when I meet up with my American friends in Shanghai. Let me know.

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Re: Pellet Machine

Postby pennymachines » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:54 pm

jimlad wrote:...putting a new lock on the cabinet - would this alter the authenticity of the machine? Would it be better to look for an old one?
Yes and yes. Better, in my view, to have a broken or missing lock than the wrong one. It might be possible to repair by salvaging bits off another broken lock.

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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby jimlad » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:00 pm

Hi

Yes that lock on ebay looks the part will have a go at.

Thanks

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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby coppinpr » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:42 pm

As to the pellet tins, my guess is they would have reflected the tin shape used in the Watkins needle dispenser. The usual shape for gramophone needle tins was rectangular, round ones were quite rare, and a rectangular tin would surely suit the mech of a dispenser better than a round one.
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Re: Watkins patent Airgun Pellet Dispensing Machine

Postby jimlad » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:32 pm

Hi


Thanks for all the help. I have placed a bid on the lock on ebay - it is exactly what is needed, so if it is a little expensive it don't matter. With regards to the delivery package, I think it has to be round, as the tube that holds them above the draw is round and the recess in the draw is round, about 1 1/8" in diameter, so it is either a small tin or, as suggested on an airgun collectors' site, it may be a cardboard box similar to the little boxes that the toy gun reels of paper caps came in in the 40/50s.
Still looking for an answer.
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