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* UPDATE * - Bryans Locks!!!!

Postby cheeky » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:23 pm

I am trying to complete my Bryans Bullion project and need an original small lock for the cashbox draw.

I have been told that they were made by Lowe & Fletcher. Can anyone confirm? If someone has a photo that they can post on this website, then I will copy and paste and add it to the 'wanted section' unless anyone can dig me out beforehand.

Best wishes C!
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Re: Bryans Locks

Postby bryansjim » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:55 pm

Lowe & Fletcher locker locks are availiable in two lengths 6 & 16mm neither are the correct length for Bryans Machines but both can be used .On the 6mm barrel the key almost fouls the door. On the 16mm barrel the lock is proud of the door. As far as I am aware they are still availiable from a good locksmith though its a couple of years since I last bought some.
If brass Lowe & Fletcher locks were previously used you will have to open up the hole in the door.
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Lock pictures

Postby bryansjim » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:14 pm

I was curious to see if i had any locks left heres what I found the lock on the right I have no key for is the right length of 1/2" no longer availiable. The lock on the right is the 6mm barrel I dont have any of the longer 16mm locks left hence no picture.
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I can see it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby badpenny » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:00 pm

heres what I found the lock on the right I have no key for .......... Panic ye not Bryansjim!!!! I've found your missing key ..... it's just behind the lock.
Badpenny :P

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Re: Bryans Locks

Postby bryansjim » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:06 pm

Did I mention i'd been on the beer when I posted my last. :oops:

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Re: Bryans Locks

Postby cheeky » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:54 pm

Hi, thanks for the info. A little confused - a bit like an English football player who has just had their striker taken-off in the second half for no apparent reason!

I have just been shown a lock attached to a cashbox door which is definitely a Lowe & Fletcher one (1/2" as you say) but brass coloured and also tapered off at the edges. The owner has other's which are the same. Were there different L&F lock's fitted or did their design change?

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Re: Bryans Locks

Postby bryans fan » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:57 pm

Just to confuse you. I believe all early Bryans machines were fitted with Yale locks. Including the fifties allwins, and my Bullion cash drawer lock which is definately original.
Mabye later machines were fitted with Lowe and Fletcher brass coloured locks?
The Lowe and Fletcher locks pictured are much later locks which fit Bryans machines and I have used them myself as a temporary measure until I obtain an original, which are now very hard to come by.
Clear as mud?
Pictured is my original Elevenses lock, exactly the same as my Bullion cash drawer.
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Re: Bryans Locks

Postby cheeky » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:34 pm

Hmmm. The plot thickens. I have done a patent check on 3 early Bryans machine locks - sad I know but they were all Lowe & Fletcher ones. I haven't yet seen a Yale one fitted. On Ebay there is an early Elevenses which also has the L&F lock fitted and has the tapered edges.

Do you have anymore or are there anymore Bryans machines with these 'small' Yale locks fitted?

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Yale Lock

Postby woody » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:45 am

My bullion is numbered - I think it is 212 and has a yale lock the same as the one already posted. Hope this helps...

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Re: Bryans Locks

Postby bryans fan » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:31 am

Just to say , I forgot to mention, all my Bryans machines have Yale locks, either like the photo I posted, or the square yale locks used on later macines.


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