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Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

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Railyn

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Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:39 pm

Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

I got a new lock for my birthday and I am not sure what it is, so I was hoping you could tell me.

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It says:
Patent 2632308
1924
THE PROPERTY OF BALLINA GAS CO

Someone said it was called a "Cone lock" and that would logically make sense but can't find anything when I google that.
I don't have the key unfortunately.

Any ideas? :)
Thanks!
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Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:57 pm

Re: Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

Here you go. It is a padlock used by some utility companies in the EU.

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Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:59 pm

Re: Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

OOOH very nice, haven't seen that company's name on one before...

Search for "M.O.W. Padlock" == Minitry Of Works padlock.

I have several of these from a variety of places... There is a write up by GW about how to make a key.
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Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:08 pm

Re: Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

https://keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?p=72388#p72388

There is how to make a key.

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Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 pm

Re: Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

macgng wrote:OOOH very nice, haven't seen that company's name on one before...

Search for "M.O.W. Padlock" == Minitry Of Works padlock.

I have several of these from a variety of places... There is a write up by GW about how to make a key.


Ministry of Works was only one user, most were used for gas and electricity pre-payment meters by Boards or Companies, and are usually marked as such. Keys are rare, only held by the meter-readers.
Many were removed at decimalisation, as new meters were fitted and Britain moved away from pre-payment.
The patent can be seen on the Internet. Although many were scrapped for the brass, they do circulate through the collectable markets /eBay, junk shops, but without keys so not much use. Now uncommon rather than rare.
Wormald also made several other models with distinctive keys to obviate trial of keys. A common generic marking was simply 'Property of the Gas Board', (or Electricity).
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:15 am

Re: Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

Happy belated Birthday Filippa... and nice to cya around.
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Neat old lock. Someone was thinkin' of ya.
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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:35 pm

Re: Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

Some pictures....

GASco1.jpg


GASco2.jpg


GASco3.jpg
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:01 pm

Re: Can someone please tell me anything about this lock?

Great collections of the numerous variants! Lowe & Fletcher made several varieties of meter lock also, mostly using, afaik, expired patents.
Another variety was a seal padlock, which was also made without the seal cover.

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