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    Default Freestanding Safes with Triple Key Locks

    Here's something you don't see very often. Whereas dual locking is relatively common, it's pretty unusual to see three locks on any free standing safe- but especially on such a small size safe as this one.

    Pretty sure from memory it's a LIPS, although for some reason I'd saved the pics with an FJP Trousselot makers plate, which I don't think has any connection.

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    Feel free to add any triple (or quadruple !)locking safe pics that you have. There was a more modern Chubb/Mosler (i think) posted from Australia a while back which I'll dig out and add...

    Memory failed on that one, it was a Chubb Mosler Taylor posted by CoastSteve in BC Canada and not Australia;
    https://www.antique-locks.com/showth...From-BC-Canada
    Last edited by Huw Eastwood; 13-02-19 at 07:58 PM. Reason: Added link
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    Ratner used to make a triple lock banker, if memory serves me correctly.

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    Also List 4 and List 5 Milners made with 3 keylocks, but haven't got any photos.
    Last edited by Huw Eastwood; 15-02-19 at 05:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    Also List 4 and List 5 Milners made with 3 keylocks, but haven't got any photos.

    Here's a couple of Milner List 5's quite a few years apart. Don't know about the earlier models but the 1920 versions had 3 fantail locks which provided for 3 keyholders plus a Master Key.
    The Ratner, missing an escutcheon the lower keylock, employed the Letter Lock as the servo for shutters for the two keylocks. Also available with just 3 keylocks.

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    Great thanks for posting these safeman, I now remember seeing the Milners over on your website. Distinctive handwheels they fitted on those big Ratners with the spiralled spokes.
    Huw

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    Milner's safe 3 keys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safeman View Post
    3 keyholders plus a Master Key.
    How did the lock support a master key ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldlock View Post
    How did the lock support a master key ?

    Sorry Oldlock, I should have referred to the locks by their proper name which
    reads "Milner's seven-lever, triple stump, unpickable locks, duplicate keys for each lock
    and, if desired, a master key to pass the whole".

    The key bits were stamped A,B and C and the master was so stamped on the bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldlock View Post
    How did the lock support a master key ?
    Maybe with extra cuts in the levers for the master key?

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    Thats fine - I was thinking I had been missing something for years about the standard model of lock that we all know.

    Anyone ever seen one ?

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