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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Wild West Woolwich
    Country: UK

    Default "Standards" and their origins

    When were the "standard" formats of cylinder lock first made and who by? I am thinking of the rimlatch cylinder that fits in a 32mm hole, the euro and oval profiles common in the UK and the camlock bodies used for lockers, vending machines etc.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Devon UK
    Country: UK


    The UK rim cylinder seems to have different standards to the european ones -fixing bolts are in a different position and slightly different diameter body I believe..but you are right that they are very close to a standard...was it Yale?

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