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(288) Antique Corbin Padlock Picked Open


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My vises are made by Panavise, a U.S. Company.  The one with the wide jaws is the model 350.  The smaller one is the model 301. Both have the 312 Base mount – www.panavise.com




  1. Halflock: "I would place that at about 1890-1920. I would guess there is a good chance it is a master ring lock and those were patented 1889. Pin tumbler locks from Corbin came out about 1888 according to AJ Hoffman in the Corbin Russwin Cylinder Manual."
    Pschiffe "It looks like the P & F Corbin 99 simplex keyway which was their default section for stock locks from 1895 to 1907. Ball bearings were used in some or all chambers of Corbin and Russwin locks from about 1902 until the mid 1960s"

  2. They did not use security pins in the 20s. The lock is probably from 1920 I have nearly the same here also without key (sadly… I still need a blank for it and it has the same keyway then yours). Mine looks slightly different and is probably from 1930 but could also be later. Some friends on the Antique Locks forum helped me out on dating mine I will quote there information here. Does yours also have ball bearings on top of the keypins? Mine has, very interesting.

  3. As Ed said…. nice lock. I had to do same with my American 5300. Got her picked as they do, but never unsure to me if fully popped…. But you just know from feel.

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