Need an odd key

DJ halfdead
DJ halfdead

November 9th, 2017, 12:33 am #1

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
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Ian McColl
Ian McColl

November 9th, 2017, 1:00 am #2

is it LH or RH fluted?
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Handboeienfreak
Handboeienfreak

November 9th, 2017, 5:41 am #3

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
Hi

For me they work with an old suitcase key

Best. Patrick
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collector plus
collector plus

November 9th, 2017, 6:42 am #4

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
good tip, thanks
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November 9th, 2017, 3:20 pm #5

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
Suitcase key is a great idea! Thank you! Ian, I am sending you an email today. Much appreciated, my friend.
-Richard Knip-
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November 9th, 2017, 6:10 pm #6

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
May have found a solution. I took an old standard cuff key and ground the barrel on it until it was a semi-circle with the flag attached still. It will fit in the lock and after some cleaning and oiling, both sides work and open! Not sure if I will keep this modified key as the main key or not. I have doubts whether the flag will be rigid enough to keep from snapping when pressure is applied. For now, however, it does work. Thanks for the help, guys.
-Richard Knip-
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Ian McColl
Ian McColl

November 9th, 2017, 10:32 pm #7

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
thanks Richard, I make some drawings and send to you so you might be able to make your own key.
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November 10th, 2017, 12:07 am #8

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
As always Ian, thank you, my friend. Im going to give it a go this weekend.
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November 10th, 2017, 4:02 am #9

I grabbed a pair of Kayser No.6 handcuffs without the key hole dust cover. The cuffs just have a keyhole that looks similar to an old time skeleton key, but the bit to the key would have to be fluted to work. They dont have a key. How do I go about getting one or having one made? Has anyone here ever made a key for one? What do I need to identify to see which key I need? I have found several key combinations from posts on here. Thanks for any help you can give me.

-Richard Knip-
Well, it seems that one of the locks has lost its spring. One set now freely swings through with no ratcheting. It happened while I was cleaning out the internals of the lock and getting things functional. The search is on for a working Kayser No.6. You win some, you lose some.
-Richard Knip-
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