Thanks in advance for taking the time and offering whatever help you
can...even if it ultimately is, "call a locksmith!"
Here's the story, any help is greatly appreciated:
I've got an antique desk with a folding front. It has a key and a lock
on the front. THe key looks something like this:
I've never turned the key, and recently, someone did. Not only did it
lock the desk up, the key became stuck in the locked position. Unable
to turn the key back to the unlocked position, I used pliers to grip
the key and turn.
Well, guess what, the metal at the end of the key snapped off and is
now stuck in the lock. So, the desk is permanently locked until I can
get that piece out and get a key to open it up.
Is it possible for me to get it out? Also, will it be possible to
replace this key? There is another lock on this desk that is
currently stuck on the locked position, and I can't close it without a
key. Also, I can post pictures of the actual lock and key, if that
- posted 17 years ago