Lock Mechanisms

To help in determining what lock mechanism you are asking about

Key Identification

The Pictures below are to help identify keys some times the keys maybe a different size for example: Pin tumbler key for some padlocks are under 2 inch length 

Door Lock Identification

Here are examples of places to look on a lock to help identify the lock

In the red boxes Left to Right Picture 1 Manufacturers name on front, Picture 2 other identifying marks example:(name,holes,cross,codes), Picture 3 Manufacturers name on latch if not on front or hard to read on front  

 Picture 1 Picture 2Picture 3

Cabinet Lock Identification

Example of code found on cabinet locks is in red box 

Besides the code if you have information about these things it will be a lot easier for a locksmith to determine if they would be able to handle the job:

  1. Manufacturer of cabinet/container examples: (SteelCase, Master, Kiddie)
  2. Type of mechanism: Lock mechanisms
  3. Type of system (only applies to file cabinets): Gang locks, Single drawer