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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby cheeky » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:22 pm

Yep, they do come up for sale. I bought half a dozen brand new old stock Yale locks from the States. They were identical. I would try not to drill them out from your machine if at all possible.

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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby yaksplat » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:19 pm

Does anyone have a key from an Oliver Whales lock? I'm just curious as to what it looks like. The locks are extremely simple with only two tumblers and the key acting like a cam. If I can find the lock I disassembled, I'll take a picture of it. My shop is a disaster....

Found it:
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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby 13rebel » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:09 am

Flat key, rather like this.
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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby yaksplat » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:20 am

Thanks! Does it have a little point at the end or is it flat there too?

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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:31 am

I suspect it will be similar to the type below for the Yale locks they used......the code number maybe written on the back of the lock plate, but did not always do this...
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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby 13rebel » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:47 pm

Yes, pointy bit at the end, as in TF photo.

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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby yaksplat » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:15 pm

Thanks guys. I should be able to machine one of these pretty easily once I figure out the tumblers in AutoCAD.

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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby 13rebel » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:23 pm

AutoCAD.... crikey, clever stuff. I wouldn't have a clue where to start - it would be a bit of sheet steel, a hacksaw, file, and uneducated guesswork for me. :!?!:

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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:42 pm

Is the key code on the back plate?

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Re: Oliver Whales lock

Postby yaksplat » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:36 pm

13rebel wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:23 pm
AutoCAD.... crikey, clever stuff. I wouldn't have a clue where to start - it would be a bit of sheet steel, a hacksaw, file, and uneducated guesswork for me. :!?!:
:HaHa:
I'll just pop out the tumbler levers, draw them up in autocad, spin them around the pivot point and it'll show exactly what the key should look like. I'll post a picture when I figure it out. Being an engineer, I hate trial and error. :didact:


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