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  1. #1
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    Default Help Learning About 3 Dial Alphabet Combination Lock

    Hi,

    I have this lock, but don't know much about it. I would like to know what it was originally used for, where it came from, how it can be used again, and what the value of it might be.

    It has 3 alphabet dials, and one key. The key looks like a knob. The lock sits in a case and looks like it can be mounted. In between the device and its case was a metal plate. The plate says manufactured by SABENA. My understanding is that SABENA was Belgium airline that closed in 2001. It also says Serial N is B747-2. We received this item along with other items of a B747. So I'm curious if this lock was used by the airline or in an airplane. The date listed is Oct. 84. The P/N is 1-10569, though I have not been able to find anything about that. I do not know what the information on the right side of the plate communicates.

    If anyone has any insight as to what this lock was used for, I would love to know. The closest thing I could find to it was found on a website about Antique Swiss Bank Safe Deposit Box Combination Lock.

    Would this lock be able to be used for something again? What would it work best for?

    Though I'm so curious about the functionality and being able to include it in our lives somewhere, I'm also curious of its value. The lock intrigues me, but if it has worth I'd be willing to part with it as well.

    Thank you for any information you give, or any helpful direction you can point me in.

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    Default Pictures of the 3 Dial Alphabet Combination Lock

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  3. #3
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    Can't confirm its use by airline companies but it is the sort of lock they might well have used and is typical continental European design. As far as I know this similar version is still being made by KabaMauer- think it's the KMM81033 combi
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    Default european locker lock

    It's some sort of locker lock, as said above. Safe deposit locks like this also include a lever pack for a guard key, so this is not for a safe deposit. Any sort of secure locker might use it on a plane, or elsewhere. Aircraft sometimes carry high-value low-volume cargo such as gemstones or postal packets which do not go into the hold passenger airliners do not all have holds.
    Locks such as this can provide dual control if needed. The combination, unlike the key, can be easily changed.

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    Default Kaba-Mauer Combi-Deposit 81033

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    Strongbox44, forgot to add what little I have found, although unfortunately it doesn't relate to any connection with the airline company.

    Seems your lock was made in Holland by the manufacturer LIPS, and the other company just badged it Sabena- does seem quite a rare lock though, very little info out there and LIPS made versions with 4 dials in a square configuration which seem more common.
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    Also, totally unexpected and unconnected but it just so happens that these were apparently the sort that were attacked in the infamous Antwerp diamond heist back in 2003..
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  8. #8
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    Default Help Learning About 3 Dial Alphabet Combination Lock

    Here Another information on that lock from Time Master....
    Part Number KMM81033
    Partly changeable safe deposit locks with dead bolt.
    Combination lock 17,600, key lock 46, 7000 theoretical variations.
    This safe deposit lock combines the features of a combination lock and a key lock. Only after a valid combination has been set using the three knobs, can the user open the lock with the key. The combination is changed via a slide unit at the back of the lock.
    3-way closure is available as an option.
    Lock
    Combination lock
    - 3 die-cast knobs, nickel-plated, 26 setting marks (A-Z) each
    - Set combination can be seen at back of lock
    - Combination change via slide unit at back of the lock
    Key lock
    - 6 levers, electrolytic galvanized steel
    - Key retained when in open position
    Die-cast lock case and bolt, throw 11 mm
    Suitable for doors from 7 to 15 mm

    Admissible mounting positions
    Right hand lock, opening clockwise

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  9. #9
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    Default Thank you!

    Thank you Huw Eastwood, chubbbramah, and Timothy! You have all been incredibly insightful! I appreciate it a lot.




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