Dey time clock cabinet locks

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  1. telechro

    telechro Registered User
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    I have a dey time clock that has 2 cabinet locks with no keys. I have several IBM master clocks and time clocks but none of the keys will open the doors. On one side the glass is missing so I can get inside, and I can remove the hinges, but I'm not sure this helps as I really need to remove the lock assembly from the case or find a key that fits. Any ideas?

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  2. PatH

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    Have you tried a locksmith? If you're going to remove the doors for refinishing/restoration, you may be able to take the door to a locksmith without having to lug the entire clock, or have a house call. Seems it might be worth a call to ask around? Good luck!
     
  3. telechro

    telechro Registered User
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    Thanks for the note. I found that the lock is just a sliding bar as opposed to the locking mechanism on a master clock. by unscrewing the hinges I was able to remove the door, so now I can have a locksmith make a key. That should be pretty straight forward.
     
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