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Phillips & Son - what's this keyway hiding?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:57 am
by MHM
This is a disused safe sitting in my neighbour's loft. Hasn't had a key in living memory.

Does anyone recognise the keyway?

Re: Phillips & Son - what's this keyway hiding?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:04 am
by macgng
i wanna say Bramah... but i dunno. if OLDLOCK is around he would know for sure and if it is, he is in Australia and can give you more info on bramah

here are pics from a padlock:
http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/MacGn ... y.jpg.html
http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/MacGn ... k.jpg.html

Re: Phillips & Son - what's this keyway hiding?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:08 am
by Riyame
Any chance you could get a torch/flash light pointed in the keyway to light up the internals?

Re: Phillips & Son - what's this keyway hiding?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:41 am
by oldlock
Cotterill.

usually the most basic type. 7 active slides. Vulnerable to self impressioning attack.

Re: Phillips & Son - what's this keyway hiding?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:31 am
by MHM
oldlock wrote:Cotterill.

usually the most basic type. 7 active slides. Vulnerable to self impressioning attack.


I just looked that up in Pulford. The so called "Climax detector" on pp 387 - 390?

The escutcheon certainly looks right.