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Need help identifying old sargent key

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Trekmaster30

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Post Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:28 am

Need help identifying old sargent key

Can anyone tell me what this old key was used for?
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jharveee

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Post Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:03 am

Re: Need help identifying old sargent key

Looks like a Door Closer adjustment tool. Used to set the swing and latch speed. I have other brands that look similar. The forked end reaches down into a recessed hole that has a Slotted head screw.
Just guessing.?
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Post Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:12 pm

Re: Need help identifying old sargent key

I like jharveee's guess, it looks alot like a door closer tool. I might venture another guess, that would be for unlocking bathroom locksets. I have seen a few old ones that took a similar tool but I am not familiar with the manufacturer. So, 2 answers that are guesses! So much for sure things!
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Post Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:37 pm

Re: Need help identifying old sargent key

It's an old 8 line sargent knob tool.
It's to turn the little lock knob on an entrance knob set.
Bach then, when inside, you could only press in the little button without the tool.
Upon exiting, the little button popped out, thus unlocking the knob. You had to press it in again before closing the door to lock it.
Two little hole were in that button, like snake eyes screw. With the tool, in addition to pressing
the button in, it could also be turned to change the knob function to a store room function so that it would always be locked.

You can still find this function on newer knobs but in general, no tools is needed to turn the little lock button.

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Trekmaster30

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Post Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:53 pm

Re: Need help identifying old sargent key

Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.
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Post Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:25 am

Re: Need help identifying old sargent key

I have one of those, never knew what it was for!!
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