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  1. #1
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    Default Ratner tri bolt lock

    Am calling it this as I don't know the official name of this lock , if anyone has any literature or info on it, it would be much appreciated.
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    Gary IIRC Brian wrote a short detailed article that covered those in Keyways a year or so ago.
    Huw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    Gary IIRC Brian wrote a short detailed article that covered those in Keyways a year or so ago.
    This lock is also illustrated in Tony Beck's Lock Collector Issue 19 as No.47313, a two-stump wedge bolt lock with incredibly close gate. The B B on the block could refer to Branch Bank Safe which was triple locked.

    Numbers 47000 were made in 1928, just like me.

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    This one was bottom lock on a srd that had two locks fitted. I will have to see if I can find my old keyways mags, cheers.

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    I've never seen on.

    Is it for locking 3 way bolt work?

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    yes mate, locking downwards with main bolt and the two side wedges blocking the up and downward moving bolt rails.

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    Good, solid system. Ratner have made some wonderful kit.

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    I've heard them referred to as the Ratner Violence lock, I doubt that was the official name though.

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    The article I wrote a few years back is now on the wiki LOCKPEDIA, it was a general article about Ratner, but does show the wedge bolt lock. Lockpedia can be accessed from the top of every page on Antique-Locks or to go straight to the article:-

    https://lockpedia.com/mediawiki/inde...Safe_Companies

    feel free to add more Ratner wedge bolt facts and pictures either here or on Lockpedia.

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    That article is very interesting. One bit which puzzled me was :

    " Itís understood that a lock should have either false notches or an anti-pressure device, but not both". Would someone explain, please?

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