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  1. #1
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    Question Mortise wardrobe lock

    Hello there, I am a newbie here. I hope someone can help. I have a wardrobe that was my grandparents. Probably purchased around the early 1890's. It is a Geisler wardrobe. We took apart the lock because it had allot of dirt and rust in it. Now we can't put it back together. If you know how to fix it or some web site I can find something out about it. Thanks so much and have a good day.
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    Best thing would be to call in a suitably qualified and experienced locksmith. If you were to reassemble that incorrectly the door might jam causing what we call a "lock out". You don't show an image of the key, if you have one. Perhaps that is for security reasons, I can imagine you not wanting to release an image of the key over the internet. The point is that a really good locksmith, specialising in this type of work, might be able to produce a functioning key for the lock at the same time.

    If you could remove the door, you could take that to the locksmith and thereby save yourself his call out charge- but do that only if you are confident that you can reinstall the door correctly- otherwise you will have simply exchanged one problem for another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraMullins View Post
    Hello there, I am a newbie here. I hope someone can help. I have a wardrobe that was my grandparents. Probably purchased around the early 1890's. It is a Geisler wardrobe. We took apart the lock because it had allot of dirt and rust in it. Now we can't put it back together. If you know how to fix it or some web site I can find something out about it. Thanks so much and have a good day.
    You have a simple warded surface mount cupboard lock, not mortise. I agree with the other poster, presuming you have all the parts including the key; take them to a locksmith and he or she can reassemble them in short order.

    Pete Schifferli

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