So here is something for all you crazy lock fans. I was I out walking through the flea market & found this, 'medeco High Security Lock Cylinder.' I was able to pick it up for a couple of bucks so I'm totally stoked. It's also my first chance to play a Medeco cylinder of my very own. Coolness!
If you can't tell from the photos, there is pretty much nothing about this lock that does NOT need servicing. So unfortunately, I think it's going to have to go into serious lock surgery. In the mean time enjoy:
A view from the front end:
It's hard to see in the above photo but the key way is pretty dry & the face definitely needs a manufacture approved polish.
From the back it's easier to see the need for a good polishing. The cam is very stiff & needs lubricating.
Below is a photo of the 6 pin set:
The lock with keys inserted:
and of course what lock preview would be complete without a 'key against wood grain' photo:
I'm quite perplexed, maybe one of you has an answer. It looks like an old Yale key. As you can see in the following picture it clearly says Medeco on the key bow.
To make matters even crazier the guy who sold it to me listed it as a "Schlage." Maybe someone has an answer feel free to follow up if you know the answer. In the mean time happy locksmithing.