I am restoring an old Ford T toolbox. It was in a very very bad shape and now is almost restored as brand new.
I do not have the key...I have checked old posts and I believe that the key is the same for all of them.
It is a Yale lock. Someone has a spare key or know where I could find it? I will bear all the costs...
In case nobody knows, someone has a key shape photo?
James, I have the same box. I took mine to my local lock smith and they made a key for me.
Just about anything that will fit in the opening and looks like a key will work. Get a piece of 14 gage and start filing up a key.
Went to a couple of lock smith and they told me no keys are available for this kind of lock.
In Ebay there are sold packs of assorted Yale keys. Maybe one of these is the right one but i do not know which one.
Tried some old keys...the little one fits in but does not turn.
Maybe I could file the key...but I do not know how it is. Any picture of the key?
WELL My T came with a toolbox fastened to the running board and LOCKED with no key. Could not find a key that worked out of 100's on hand. Needed the box opened so I drilled out the two lock rivets Box was full of tools, spark plugs magazine from 1950
I will take the lock to a locksmith then re rivet lock back on
I have no key but luckily mine was already opened :-)
I must get one. Worth. it.
I have a story about a locked box and a border crossing with no key but it's to long for this thread. After arriving home I did find a key that opened it and may have more. James email me and I'll see if I can find one.In the box there were two Connecticut plates 1926" homeyard AT ns.sympatico.ca. replace AT with@ no spaces
Just in case, someone could post a photo of a working key?
After Bob Coiro's desperate search for the correct style of hasp lock for his running board tool box a few years ago, I have made it a point to collect those types of locks.
In my casual observations, the squared-off hasp toolbox locks were made by Corbin or Eagle while the locks with the round bottoms were made by Yale like your toolbox.
Below are Corbin locks.
Note the keys in the lower left hand corner - they fit all the locks in the picture. I believe your Yale lock would use a similar, flat key, not the type of keys that you posted.
So far no success on finding a proper key.
Someone could get for me one pair of spare keys?
I would pay all expenses incurred.
Here's a key I've had hanging on the wall for years, if anyone's interested. Says "N.L. Co. Rockford" on it, which I presume means National Lock Company.