Minnesota Help

Old 06-17-2023, 02:52 PM
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I just purchased a Minnesota Machine with cabinet. Two of the drawers are locked. Any suggestions where I can purchase a key?
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Old 06-17-2023, 04:04 PM
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There were a lot of different Minnesota machines, so it is hard to tell which key will fit yours. If you shine a flashlight in the key hole you may determine what shape it is. If it is square (which I doubt), you can use a flat head screwdriver that fits crosswise or so it fits the diagonal corners. I had a square lock that a square head bit worked. If it is triangle shape (which I think is probable) maybe you can use a flat head screwdriver. They make triangular bits like the ones seen at https://www.amazon.com/Mesee-Magneti...53941988&psc=1 that I think may work. I'm not sure how they measure the triangle bits. I had a triangle key that I sent to my sister for a friend of hers, but unfortunately it did not work. It might be possible to use a torx bit.

Here is a page about how someone messed up the case by trying to open a locked case. https://oldsingersewingmachineblog.c...nd-how-not-to/

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Thank you so much for the replies. I will shine the flashlight and also order the triangle screwdriver heads. The opening for the lock is round. I can look at the model too.
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I am referring to what is inside the hole. There is also a kind of rectangle shape as well. They all have the round opening. I don't know for sure that yours is triangle shaped, but I think so.

Here is an image of some of the different keys for sewing machines - https://i.stack.imgur.com/2tfsf.jpg


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Ok. I will have to look inside. Thank you for your help
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