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Hello,
I have a York safe and Lock vault door with a missing nose assembly.
Im looking for a replacement part so to make the lock work.
I have a picture of the part Im looking for but its for a lock that works opposite way.
picture 1 is of the lock that works and has all parts. works left
picture 2 is of the lock missing the Nose piece.

Please see the pictures.
Thanks for your help.

Mike

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Mike, the missing parts are the roller (revolving) bolt and the fence/lever.  The bad news is your Sargent and Greenleaf 68xx series lock is a left hand model which is nowhere near as common as the right hand version.  To add insult to injury, there were both 3 wheel and 4 wheel versions. And the crowning blow, there were slight but significant size changes of the cast iron post the roller rides on, over the many years that lock was manufactured.  So the likelyhood of finding parts is rather slim. I can make the parts but definitely not cheap.  The other alternative is to install a different lock  Also not cheap.  Doug  

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This unusual and highly innovative safe from the later 1800's is a Corliss. William, the much younger brother of George Corliss of steam engine fame, spent several years perfecting this design and it was first displayed at the 1876 Philadelphia U.S. Centennial Exhibition. I do extensive patent research helping me in the study of antique U.S. safes and safe locks. Repairs and part making for antique U.S. safes of the early to mid 1800's, both key and combination. Also the study of early round door chest designs up to and including cannonball safes of the early 1900's.

Experience

40 years in the lock and safe trade with a stint in bank service work. Openings, repairs and moving of safes of all types.

Organizations
Charter member Safe and Vault Technicians Association SAVTA, National Safemans Association NSO, National Antique Safe Association NASA. No longer current. Antique-Locks.com

Publications
SAVTA monthly magazine

Education/Credentials
CMS (Certified Master Safecracker- NSO) and CPS (Certified Professional Safe Technician - SAVTA)

Awards and Honors
2nd place national combination manipulation contest 1986 and now in 2016 1st place

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