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The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:10 pm
by Norseman
I got me an environmental today. And locking at the stamped markings on the side, I'm wondering when they started to make this locks.

The marking says: SG 09 16

SG, speaks for itself.
09, key number
.. But 16, as in 1916 is hard to belive... Any ideas?

Re: The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:24 pm
by MacGyver101
The patent for the lock was filed in 1981, so I'm assuming that it was around then.

Re: The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:02 pm
by Norseman
Fore some reason, I had the assumption that the locks were alot older..

Re: The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:09 pm
by Riyame
Nope :( That bit of bills info in his video as to the numbers being the date is wrong. That is just a stamp for the RR that used it. Are you sure it is a 109 key?

Re: The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:50 pm
by Norseman
Yes, it's a 109. I used the info from Bill, to get it picked. It opend to the 109 code in Bills keycode list/document.

Re: The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:34 pm
by railtech
Riyame wrote:Nope :( That bit of bills info in his video as to the numbers being the date is wrong. That is just a stamp for the RR that used it. Are you sure it is a 109 key?


As noted, the 09 does correspond to the 109 key.

Interesting that you are saying the second number isn't a build date code but rather a customer number. I've seen numbers like 45 before but there is no way the locks been in production for 45 years, so I figured it wasn't a year-date-code.

Do you have any listing of what #'s correspond to what purchasers?

Re: The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:19 pm
by Squelchtone
I think you will all enjoy this video:



=)
Squelchtone

Re: The Environmental padlock production start?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:45 pm
by Norseman
Where is the "like" button?
I like :smile: Thanks Squelchtone