F.A.Q. / You make Antique Keys?

The answer to that is “yes” and “no”. Since we collect old locks and keys, we often get a lock that has no key. Therefore, we make a key by hand to work the lock. The key has some of the distinction of being an “old” key when it is actually new. We use modern materials shaped by hand to create keys when no blanks can be found.

As a matter of fact, in our virtual lock display there are a pair of handcuffs from the late 1700’s for which we made a key. We also made a key for an old wooden gate lock.

How much do we charge for this service? That depends on how long it takes, what kind of lock it is, etc. If you have a specific lock you need a key for, contact us with the information and we will do our best to help you out.

There are also some companies that still make ‘skeleton’ keys for older locks such as those on curio cabinets, roll top desk drawers, trunks, etc. This could be a potential solution to your problem as well.

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