Thanks for the info on the lock shows, looking forward to attending.
On another note, I have been using the U. S. patent numbers as a guide to determine the approximate age of combination padlock...
I am looking for a dial that numbers o to 160 to go on a Wm W Bacon 3 wheel safe lock.
I can use the shaft also.
The West Coast Lock Collectors Assoc. holds a show every February at the Ayers Hotel in Manhattan Beach Ca.. Worth the visit if your not too far from there.
The very best place would be face to face at the various collectors fairs in the US.
I am looking for the main drive cam for a Halls premier 5 wheel combination lock.
I can use the shaft and dial also
Thanks for the advice and I do avoid locks without the original key. I have noticed some locks on e-bay that have had the cylinder changed along with an old key that matches that replacement...
Thanks 00247, I tried to reply to your PM, but something went wrong and now I can't find it, so I'll try again here.
I took the top vault door to a well respected auto paint store, that...