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A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:57 am
by castle 2
I am starting a thread here for anyone and everyone to upload any pictures of the locks in their collection, specifically the Mechanical combination safe locks.

The aim of this is to hopefully, over time, collate as comprehensive and detailed as possible list and catalogue of the various makes models styles and intricacies of the multitude of differing locks, and by doing so, aid and facilitate the identification of an unknown lock for anyone interested in doing so in the future.

I am going to begin this list with one of the main 'go-to' locks in the Group 2 category; the LaGard 3330...

**Edit #1**

Added now to the list is another staple of the Group 2 mechanical safelock repertoire of engineering artwork;

The S&G Group 2 6700 series lock...

**Edit #2**
The top pictures show my most recent addition to the catalogue; a 4- wheel group 2 LaGard 1800 series lock..

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:05 pm
by castle 2
LaGard Group 2 4 wheel safe lock (1800 series), which I have mounted on an empty rigid jewellery crate I had laying around...

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:50 pm
by castle 2
LaGard Group 1 3 wheel safe lock (37AM)

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:02 am
by Oldfast
Great idea Castle. I'll tryn' add a few along the way too.

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:30 am
by mseifert
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Yale OC-5, S&G 8410, SG 6700 Series

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 10:48 pm
by GWiens2001
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Gordon

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 2:36 pm
by jharveee
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Meilink E504
Toledo-Ohio
Paid 10 dollars for an old damaged fire safe in hope some day I'll find the hinges that were cut off and be able to repair it. Until then I installed on a small mount so I could have some fun trying to manipulate it.

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:13 pm
by castle 2
jharveee wrote:Meilink E504
Toledo-Ohio
Paid 10 dollars for an old damaged fire safe in hope some day I'll find the hinges that were cut off and be able to repair it. Until then I installed on a small mount so I could have some fun trying to manipulate it.


Am I right in thinking this is a screw change lock? How do they compare with manipulating a spring fence mechanism...?

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:41 pm
by jharveee
The National Guide to Safe Manipulation labels it a "Hole Change" type safe lock.
So far I'm 0 for 5 attempts at free spinning. It is a tiny dial and lock for that matter. The last photos shows the wheels are just a wee bit larger than my thumb.
It has three wheels and a drive cam. Normal drop in area and contact points are felt. I have not really given it the respect that I normally would when manipulating, in turn the lock has punished me for it. Time to get out the graph paper, pencil and magnifying glass.

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:15 pm
by bitbuster
The Meilink E504 is similar to, if not the same, as an S&G 8110.

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 4:26 pm
by jharveee
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MOSLER 302 - 402
MP
Key change

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:28 pm
by castle 2
jharveee wrote:
MOSLER 302 - 402
MP
Key change


How does the inverted position of the drive cam affect the manipulation process of the lock?

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 3:52 am
by jharveee
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Hope this takes you to the Thread that was written by Droshi. Gives a lot of detail on how this lock behaves. I know very little about the lock other than I had to have one after reading his thread. For the now it's a cool paper weight. Fun to spin and listen to the click clack.

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 6:15 pm
by jharveee
Diebold 177-23
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Left handed lock
No change index, use Zero
100 number dial

Re: A thread for the display of your mechanical safe locks

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:21 pm
by MartinHewitt
Kromer Novum. I assume it is from a Tann safe. With the key in place the gates and anti-picks are aligned. This is because they made these by sticking the final key into a blank lever pack and then milling gates and anti-picks.