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  1. #1
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    Question Swiss Bank four dial lock, need help!

    Hello!
    Any one familiar with this kind of lock here?
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    It is from a Swiss Bank Vault from the 1920's. The Problem is that I can open it with any Code. But if I put the correct code, it is locked.
    It seems that it was kind of manipulated, also that some parts are missing?

    Hope to get help here from a expert :)

    Thanks for any help!

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    Check out Swiss-Banking-Antiques. There is a bunch of info plus a company that can help you in Switzerland.

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    Thank you! I had contact to them but they could not help me.
    The sketch at this page is not exactly what I have here.
    Mine is much more complicate.

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    That being the case I think you should contact a company that services the safe deposit box stores. If they can't help send it to me. I specialize in the repair of locking mechanism of all types.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by chmil View Post
    Thank you! I had contact to them but they could not help me.
    The sketch at this page is not exactly what I have here.
    Mine is much more complicate.
    Have you looked properly at the site Doug recommended as from what I can see they still have them listed as framed versions, IIRC they were selling them loose only a few years ago. From their home page click on >'framed locks' then >'combination'.
    I've also seen good pictures elsewhere on the net of that type at different stages of disassembly, showing the various components, so whatever's wrong, parts missing or not engaging, slipping etc, shouldn't be too difficult to figure it out.
    Huw

  6. #6
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    Default Swiss Bank four dial lock, need help!

    Wow! nice lock. I just look up as what Doug and Huw said and there also patent number 76169 on it. Maybe give you some idea of what you need. Good luck! ......Timothy......

  7. #7
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    Hello
    Finally I found the Patent to this lock. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publ...0906&FT=D&DB=#

    And this here is the missing part I will rebuild now.

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    Thanks to everyone here

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