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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:17 pm

Yale unknown type, help !

Hi I have this Yale & towne , made in Germany.What type is it and can I pick it using a normal Klom pick set.Any ideas or its age ? Its a great piece of kit but unless I can key it its going to be one nice paper weight.The key next to it is not for the lock but included as I havent seen one of these (Yale) before either. Any feedback is appreciated.
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:02 pm

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

Its definately not a pin tumbler, it looks like a warded keyway. I dont know what is in the klom set, but your not going to be able to pick it with standard pin tumbler picks.
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:12 pm

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

By the look of it, its from the bronze age (LOL)

Not to sure on the age but its an old one ;)


There are warded picks included in the klom set, so i see no reason why you wouldnt be able to pick it , ive seen these on ebay - i was after one myself i think it sold for around 25pounds,

hope this helps, good luck with your quest for further info :)
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:41 pm

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

OMG! ok that is one of the coolest yales i have ever seen!
nice score! :o
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beautiful lock :D
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:10 am

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

hey, I have actually seen one of these and I was told the name of it, for the life of me I can't remember what it was called, just a dumb suggestion, would cross picks work for this?
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:38 am

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

Could it be a radial lever lock ?

I looked in "High Security Locks", and that's the closest I could find.
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:43 am

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I have had a closer look, on the inside of the key way there is a few spring loaded plates on both sides which can be pushed back, The may be a few sets of these at different depths.Kind of hard to see down to far.
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:25 pm

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

I have this exact lock and have been wondering the same thing. My warded picks are at home so I'll give it a go when I get off work. I'll post my results.
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:33 pm

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

That key you posted a picture of, goes to a cross lock. If any of your locks are cross locks, you need a cross pick!
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

*** cruciform pin tumbler,
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Post Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:35 pm

Re: Yale unknown type, help !

awol70 wrote:*** cruciform pin tumbler,


I couldn't think of that for nothing, Thanks awol! So is that what the yales are , or only the key??
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