How to get a key for an old filing cabinet?
June 14, 2011 2:58 PM Subscribe
Where can I purchase or have made a key for a very old filing cabinet made by Shaw-Walker? The lock has numbers stamped on it, but since it's for an older system everyone I've contacted says they can't help me.
posted by j.edwards to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've contacted a few of the people online and on eBay who specialize in producing keys for filing cabinets based on the codes stamped on the locks, but my code isn't on file (likely because it's quite old). I've tried to contact a few people on antiques forums/et cetera but haven't met with any luck.
This is the keyhole: Shaw-Walker Lock (exterior)
This is the internal component of the lock: Shaw-Walker Lock (interior)
And these are the stamped numbers: Shaw-Walker Lock (numbers)
(it appears to read 11S C5)
Of course I'm most interested in finding someone who can make me a key for this, but if I have to go to a specialist who makes keys for unknown locks I'd still be interested. Even some keywords to search on would be helpful -- it's pretty tough to filter out all the sites making keys for more modern cabinets.