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Old 07-19-2020, 01:30 PM
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Hi, I know this is quite an old post, but I was wondering if you, or anyone with the same cabinet had a spare key, or a picture of their key, as the key has been lost for mine
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If you have a cabinet like the opening poster (who hasn't been online since 2017) with a keyhole that looks like a skeleton key would fit, there is a parts list and the key is pictured at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/15...page=51#manual

I was looking at images for antique skeleton keys and found what looks like the correct key (the third one down) at https://fineartamerica.com/featured/...paul-ward.html

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Old 08-01-2020, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by SOC View Post
Hi, I know this is quite an old post, but I was wondering if you, or anyone with the same cabinet had a spare key, or a picture of their key, as the key has been lost for mine
thanks
On attached photo you got the key and a screw driver of a size able to open a bent wood case as well.


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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
If you have a cabinet like the opening poster (who hasn't been online since 2017) with a keyhole that looks like a skeleton key would fit, there is a parts list and the key is pictured at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/15...page=51#manual

I was looking at images for antique skeleton keys and found what looks like the correct key (the third one down) at https://fineartamerica.com/featured/...paul-ward.html

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Originally Posted by Gymnast2 View Post
On attached photo you got the key and a screw driver of a size able to open a bent wood case as well.

We have tried quite a few times with screwdrivers with no luck yet, but thank you so much for the measurements, hopefully we'll have some more success now!
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Welcome, hcgmurphy. Can you shine a flashlight into the hole to see if it has a rectangular or square hole? I have a Weed that had a square, but smaller than a Singer square. I used a square bit to determine the size. I had my brother make a square one to work on my sister's Singer machine from a skeleton key.

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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
Welcome, hcgmurphy. Can you shine a flashlight into the hole to see if it has a rectangular or square hole? I have a Weed that had a square, but smaller than a Singer square. I used a square bit to determine the size. I had my brother make a square one to work on my sister's Singer machine from a skeleton key.

We like pictures. In order to post pictures on Quilting Board, you will probably need to reduce or compress the picture to a file size that is smaller than 2MB. How to post images can be found at https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...020-01-17-.pdf
Don't forget to scroll over to the far right to find and click on the "Upload" button.

I have found that only the big red "Reply" button or "Quote" work to give me the paper clip icon to work for adding pictures.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...p-location.jpg

Some additional info regarding reducing images at post #4 and images for the scroll and upload button can be found at #5 of https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...d-t312607.html

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I think I have attached the picture, its not the clearest, but its as close as I could get. I also lost the login details to the SOC account, but it is the same person. I managed to find (what seems to be) the exact key in the picture, so will try that out when it arrives.
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:08 AM
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Yes, that is definitely a skeleton key. I hope the one you found will work. I don't know if the parts list that I linked to will print out correctly. I know in the past that I have printed Singer Parts List pages and used it to identify some screws when I was working on my sister's 66-1. It looks like https://www.manualslib.com/manual/15...page=51#manual is a full size. Perhaps a locksmith could make one, if the one you get doesn't work. I have also tried to make a few for the bentwood cases. They don't look the best, but they do work. Actually, I think the one with the blue around the top was one that I had a locksmith make for me.

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