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  1. #1
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    Country: Netherlands

    Default New purchase: Chatwood safe

    Picked it up today! My first, for me, heavy safe to bring home....
    Bought it locked but door open. I’ve asked a few weeks ago if I could open the back cover of the door and safeman gave me good news.
    Lock is allready out of the door and I have to make a key now. Was not easy with bolt out! You can see one screw behind the bolt that gave some trouble.

    Any news on data of the lock and safe are welcome.
    Here are some pictures:
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  2. #2
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    Some extra pictures
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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrishawk View Post
    Some extra pictures
    Congratulations on your new acquisition.

    I'm out of my comfort zone on the matter of Chatwood locks but no doubt someone
    will come to your aid.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by safeman View Post
    Congratulations on your new acquisition.

    I'm out of my comfort zone on the matter of Chatwood locks but no doubt someone
    will come to your aid.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    In case you are impatient, here's a little piece on the lock.

    Your Chatwood Lock.
    The first lock Patent was dated 28th May 1860 and was probably made for Chatwood by the
    the famous locksmith Charles St Aubin to a design by one of Chatwood’s partners at the time,
    Robert Wharton Parkin. The levers incorporated the spring which was a new concept and the
    key operated in the centre of the lever pack which was also new and was designed to prevent
    the insertion of gunpowder of any effective quantity.
    It also incorporated an anti-pressure bolt stump to prevent picking. This lock also had the facility,
    if required, to be key-retaining. i.e. the key could only be removed if the boltwork was thrown.
    (to preclude leaving the key in the door through forgetfulness).

  5. #5
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    Thanks a lot Safeman!

  6. #6
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    Country: Great Britain

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    I love those locks, total quality. Paintwork is in quite good nick too for the age.

  7. #7
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    The whole thing is quality, and in such good condition.

    I do like those drop handles.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby View Post
    The whole thing is quality, and in such good condition.

    I do like those drop handles.
    _____________________________________

    A little piece of memorabilia to put into your 'inexpensive' safe.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  9. #9
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    Thanks again safeman!

  10. #10
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    Lock is clean and I polished the levers. So it runs very smooth. Key is also ready!
    So job done. Only to polish the outside and I have a nice safe.
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