Afternoon most knowledgeable gents!
I have this steering wheel but no key. One locksmith wants to take the wheel apart to see if they can make a key.
Corbin does not have a records dept that would have any info on this lock. And well Lazear is no more (that I could find)
Anyone have any idea where I could get a Corbin Master Set or a vintage lock pro?
Any good locksmith can rekey a Corbin lock without disassembling the lock... so says my locksmith Don.
Finding a locksmith with a suitable Key blank Should not be a problem either as I recently had a new set of keys made for an old Corbin dead bolt lock on one of my my old houses.
I like Don already ;)
My friend Don Miraglia (former neighbor and locksmith) tells me the process is simple for that style lock. He picks the lock then rotates the cylinder slightly. Then a key gage is inserted which copies the pin locations. From that he has the shape he needs to transfer to the new blank. No need to disassemble the lock.
I have been collecting old period door locks for my historic farmhouse, and I haven't found an old lock set with a key yet, so I send them off to Don who, in his spare time, rekeys them for me. The only lock he hasn't been able to rekey was one with a pot metal cylinder that was too swollen to pick.
I hope this helps.
Where does Don live? I have a Corbin wheel lock that needs a key.
Gene, Don lives in Redwood City, but I'm sure you can find a locksmith much closer to you.
We've got Darryl's here in Paso Robles, who does old locks too. So I think you'll find someone if you ask around.
She is off at the smith now, they should be able to make a key for it.
Anyone have any lit on this? I only found a patent application and one doc about a display for it.
The wheel functions like it should, but the lock is broke. It just spins with a standard flat head