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Locks and Keys

Locks are almost the first thing to get lost or broken - if you can't get into that case please do not use a big screwdriver - you will only break something. Quite a lot of sewing machine cases can be opened with a small flat screwdriver to turn the lock; so try that, GENTLY, first. If the lock has a "keyhole" shape inside then your best bet may be a local antique dealer - they all have lots of odd wardrobe and box keys and may be able to find one that will do.
And NEVER, EVER carry the case by the handle, locked or not - the handle is to lift off the lid - otherwise you WILL break a toe... and probably the machine....
All the locks have been oiled and work...
See also the CATCHES and LATCHES page
Page updated 9th October 2015 by feeding it through a mincer and throwing the bits at the page...

CALO084 Singer dome case lock with late key and bits; £25

CALO076 Singer drawer or treadle flap type lock (slot key type); £5
Not shown but astonishingly similar; CALO076a; square key type, also; £5
Jones Lock
CALO103 Jones Medium CS Treadle lock with key; £20.00

CALO074 Mundlos box lock with poor key; £15
No, I don't have a good key to fit this, sorry..

CALO039 Pfaff lock with nice original key and bits; £20
Spring Catch
CA037 Spring Catch; £4

CALO079 Singer from dome lid, with eyelet, square key type; £15

CALO097 Harris 2H box lock with key and bits, good; £20

CA050 Singer turn-catches; £4 each

CALO099 Singer square-key lock; £15

CALO095 Singer slot-key box lock; £15
Unidentified latch
CALO88 Unidentified latch with bolt and catch; £2.50
Transverse shuttle lock
CALO090 German transverse shuttle lock and key; £17.50

Keys

NOT TO SCALE
Length in inches

New Keys


CA175 B C
CA175 New, for Frister Rossman, Vesta, most TS machines
If you look in the hole and it needs a key-shaped key, this is almost certainly it..
B; Plain, 2-1/8" gold metal; £3.50
C; Plain 2-1/8" grey metal £3.00
D: Fancy Gold £4.50
These are also good for wardrobes..

Singer Keys


M017b Singer flat/notched 96507, 2"; £9.50 each (Sorry, out of stock)
Please note that the locks these open will work just fine with a small flat screwdriver..
Also, not shown, M017 plain end type 27363; £8.50 each: Sorry, Out of stock. Use a screwdriver, please; £3)

Square-ended keys


CALO069 Vesta; £10

CALO100; £9.50

CALO030 - Repro (made by me) square keys for various types of lock; £3 each

Triangular-ended keys


CALO064 2"; £6.50

CALO061 2"; £6.50

CALO060 2"; £6.50

CALO006 2-1/4"; £6.50

CALO057 2", triangular; £6.50

CALO059 2", triangular; £6.50

CALO094 Bradbury?; £10

Flag (Skeleton) keys


CALO010, 1-1/4"; £2.50

CALO023, 2-3/8"; £4

CALO019, 2-1/4"; £4

CALO018, marked 10, 2"; £4

CALO016, 2-1/8"; £4

Flat keys


CALO068 1-3/8"; £2

M041 Marked "National"; £4

CALO067 1-1/2" "Meyers 54"; £2

CALO066 1-5/8"; £1.50

CALO013 1-1/4"; £2.50

CALO017 1-3/4"; £3

CALO044, marked "Made in England", 1-1/8"; £1

Cheney and Other Case keys


CALO029 Bernina green case, 1-1/2"; £5 each

CALO041, marked "11", 1-3/8"; £2

CALO45a, for Cheney case catch, 1-1/4"; £2

CALO045b, as 045a but unmarked; £1

M053 Cheney latch keys, 1-1/4"; £2.50 each

Odd keys


CALO026, from wind-up toy, 1-1/4"; £1

Lock and Catch Plates


CA058, with pips Singer 124517, 60 x 13mm; £1

CA059, Singer for attaching extension tables 96896, 58 x 11mm; £1

CA062 Singer, flat, 60 x 11mm; £1

CA097, with flap 124516, 47 x 11mm; £1

CA065 Frister and Rossmann; £1

CALO048 60 x 15mm; £1

CALO049 49 x 10mm; £1

CALO050 18mm; 75p

CALO051 22mm; 75p

CALO055 46 x 11mm; £1

CALO056 Catch; £3

CALO101 From Singer 28; 75p

CALO052 18 x 21mm; 75p
Vickers plates
CALO104 Vickers plates 58x12 48x12; £2.50
Jones CS plates
CALO070, Jones CS lock plates; £4.00

Escutcheons


CA057 Vesta; £4
My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Sewing Machines
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
helen@raindropkites.co.uk
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays