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    How do I open a roll top desk that is closed and I have misplaced the key? Is there anything I can use as a key to open the lock?

    Last edited by Clough; Nov 13, 2008 at 05:34 AM. Reason: Combined two threads/questions together. Added punctuation.
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    Clough Posts: 26,679, Reputation: 1649
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    Nov 13, 2008, 05:27 AM
    Hi csparks47!

    I just moved your question that you had posted as a response to someone else's old question so that yours will get noticed more as being your question and not theirs. I also combined another question of yours with this one. This place doesn't work the same way that a chat room does. So, if someone wants to post a new question that's not really in any way related to the first post at the top of the page, then it's best to be starting a new thread with the new question.

    My questions for you are, is this an antique roll-top desk or a newer one and what kind of lock mechanism is on it, please?

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    Nov 13, 2008, 05:46 AM
    Thank you for responding. It is a newer roll top desk and the lock mechanism is that of a socket key-like lock. It does have the fancy roll top desk key that has the prong @ the end of it. I'm unsure exactly the model & year but do know it is a newer model probably from the 90's - not the antique. I hope this helps.
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    Nov 13, 2008, 06:12 AM
    Thanks, csparks47!

    That does help! One of our Home Improvement guys here did come up with, I think, a diagram for a lock and key a number of months ago. That thread and answers on it may be archived by now. I'll try to find it. In the meantime, I do hope that he notices your question.

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    Jun 7, 2013, 05:43 PM
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    Jul 30, 2013, 11:33 PM
    I bought it from Montgomery wards at least 30-35 years ago. Just makes me sick I can't find the key... all my important papers are in there.. I need some of them tomarrow.

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