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bmorehome
Round Lock on Windows
bmorehome

We have a home built in 1905 with sashed windows. There is a lock on each window--its round at the top of the window frame that you lift. Does anyone know where i can buy a key to open it? The ones on the main floor are all locked. Thanks for any help!

Jack
Re: Round Lock on Windows
Jack

If you can take a picture and send it to me I'll post it on here and you may get more answers. Put "TOH PIX" in the subject line and include your TOH user name or link to this thread and e-mail to [email protected]

Jack

Mastercarpentry
Re: Round Lock on Windows
Mastercarpentry

Is there a "D" shaped head recessed into a round washer? If so, this is a common 'security lock' which screws in, and you can buy the 'key' which fits them. I get these from a hardware store here that specializes in old home hardware, I don't know who makes them and it's across town so I don't get over there much. The key is soft cast metal and wears out very quickly so buy a few. Better still, once you get the key take the darn things out and fill the holes with bondo, then repaint. Needle-nose vice grips will sometimes pull those screws if you don't have the key but not always, there's not a lot of space to work with. You can also drill a hole and use an "ez-out" to remove them.

These are so bad I refuse to install them or work around them- all I will do is permanently remove them. If they made a good key, they would be viable but they don't. Pure junk these are, pure junk!

Phil

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