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    Nov 2017
    Country: United States

    Default Very old Yale chest lock

    Hi all, been lurking in the past but this is my very first post.I recently bought a late 1860s / early '70s cabinetmakers toolbox that is in good shape other than the fact that at some point in its life somebody forcibly opened it. It appears that they started by attacking the lock with a hammer and screwdriver. The lock appears mostly complete though is bent and distorted by the attack. It is an early cast brass Yale, 4-1/4 x 1-3/4 - stampings on it show two patent dates and "L Yale Jr" as well as the number 520 on the back.

    I'd love to keep the lock original on this chest, rather than replacing with a newer item, but the original lock is too beat up and bent to be reused as is. I am wondering if it is vaguely possible that anybody here might have another of these locks that they might be willing to part with?

    Otherwise, can you guys point me to somebody who might be able to repair this one?

    Failing that, anybody have a lock, or know of another lock with this odd size and offset key location?

    Many many thanks in advance for any help you can give
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