[Noisebridge-discuss] payphone lock needed

Jake jake at spaz.org
Wed Feb 22 01:23:39 UTC 2012

I'm not there to snap a picture, but I can describe it:

there's a hole (a round hole, with no shape to hold a lock and keep it 
from turning) and around that hole are four threaded holes in a rectangle 
shape.  The key should have a tab which slides out sideways to keep the 
mechanism from unlocking the payphone top.

The lock should look EXACTLY like this:


EXCEPT that the dimensions listed for the screw positions is not right! 
The screws in our payphone are less than 2.437" from top to bottom (sorry, 
didn't measure the pattern but i will) so this one can't be the right one.

Of course, if it weren't $30 I would just order it and move the holes.

If you find something that has the same design but the holes (long side of 
the rectangle) is less than 2.437" but not by much, it's probably the 
right one.  Of course I will measure and confirm when i get a chance.


On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, Martin Bogomolni wrote:

> Jake, depends on the payphone type.  The cylinders were not quite
> standardized.  Could you snap a photo of the place where it should be,
> and email it to me?  There's a vendor in Austin that recycles old
> payphones, and he might have one if I can match the model.
> -Martin

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