Wills Cigarette Card 22: New Springs to Locks

22a New Springs to Locks

 

22b New Springs to Locks

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5 Responses to Wills Cigarette Card 22: New Springs to Locks

  1. Toffeeapple February 19, 2014 at 23:02 #

    Cut new spring to fit?! How might one achieve this, please? Does one have tempered steel to hand, one equires?

    Please excuse the constant queries, one has been ‘under the weather’ what with court cases and the like.

  2. wartimehousewife February 19, 2014 at 23:20 #

    Use the metal cutty bit on pliers or you may have some metal cutting scissor-type implements. Courts cases? You’ve not been shoplifting again have you, Toffeeapple?

  3. Rob February 20, 2014 at 06:15 #

    Ah, the good old days of quality replaceable parts. Nowadays, of course, it goes something like this:
    Lock breaks.
    Buy new lock.
    Fit new lock.
    Throw old lock into rubbish bin.
    Use new lock for three months.
    Lock breaks.
    Rinse and repeat.

    By the way, as you’re into Steampunk, (which, I must admit, I had never encountered until you mentioned it) you may like the look of my new DIY woodburning stove; photos of which may be seen on my site.

  4. wartimehousewife February 20, 2014 at 13:50 #

    Welcome Rob. It’s so sad and wicked that we have all become so wasteful. I suppose those in older houses may come across locks which would benefit from repair in order to preserve their integrity. But this wastefulness can’t go on for ever…

    Love your stove and really enjoyed looking through your site at that amazing project. Good for you.

  5. Philip Wilkinson February 21, 2014 at 13:00 #

    Ah, ‘the better rooms of houses’. Quite so. As well as two mortise locks on our front door there seem to be mortise locks on ALL the internal doors in our house (what sort of security fetish provoked their original fitting I hesitate to guess), although keys have survived for only the downstairs ones. I must equip myself with spare springs forthwith.

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