Antique Lock Services

locksmith for antique locks

There is something about old items that fascinate us beyond our normal understanding - vintage, antique or old – call it as you will. If you own at least one old chest or cabinet inside your home, you surely know what we are talking about. Some people have entire collections of antique locks and vintage keys, while others have fully functional antique safes they still use.

Family heirlooms or jewels hunted down at yard sales, old cupboards, closets, chests, and mystery boxes look great in any home. They can complete a design or add a touch of the melancholy and there is no denying it. But what if you have an old cabinet or chest you cannot unlock as you no longer have the key, or the antique key you have is too worn-out to work normally? Then you need a specialized locksmith to help you, and this is where we come into the picture.

Old 1900s Homes Still Have Antique Locks

antique locksIf you live in an older house or you have recently purchased an antique closet that you need help with, the On Time Locksmiths team is here to assist you. 1900’s homes usually feature many antique locks, and most of them require immediate maintenance or repairs as they jeopardize the security of the home they should be securing.

If you are currently confronted with any kind of old lock or key problem, you need your locks assessed or the entire home security system upgraded, we are here to assist you. We specialize in the antique lock and key services and have the right tools and manpower needed to answer your every call 24/7. Older locks tend to get jammed up more often, and this could easily lead to accidental lockouts. No matter what time of the day or night it might be, we are ready to drop by and help you pick your antique lock safely and without causing any damage to your beloved cabinet, door, closet or chest.

Professional 24/7 Antique Lock Repair And Re-keying Services

If you own an older home or you simply have an old chest or safe you would like to open as you no longer have the key, we are also here to lend you a hand. While antique locks and keys work using similar principles compared to modern-day locks, they are more vulnerable and prone to suffer damages during re-keying, repairs or picking attempts.

Oftentimes, homeowners will strive to continue to hold on to their old locks and keys and they will simply require restoration or repair services. At times, this will not be possible because of various parts broken beyond repair. Re-keying might not be an option and our technicians will have no other alternative than to replace the lock with a new one.

antique locks locksmithGiven the fact that the great majority of old locks are known to be more vulnerable in the hands of potential home burglars, having antique locks changed will prove to be the better option. However, our technicians will do everything in their power to preserve and save your precious locks and recommend using some additional home security solutions as well to compensate for the poor level of protection these locks can offer.

We have rich experience in the field of fixing and re-keying antique locks and you can rely on our unparalleled services 24/7, no matter where in the US you may live. We will come to you, assess your problem-free of charge and talk you through all the details and steps of the job we plan on doing. We sill always recommend the most efficient and suitable solutions that will focus on preserving your old locks so you can continue to enjoy them for many more years to come.

When Do You Need Antique Lock And Key Services

If you have recently bought an antique cupboard, closet, or safe and you do not have the original key to it, we can help you access the interior and make a key that will match the lock and help you manage your antique piece of furniture. You may also have the key, but it may be broken in half, covered in rust you cannot get rid of by yourself or to worn out to work normally. The lock may also be broken, jammed or stuck and you cannot get it to work again safely without risking to cause more damage to it.

You may have also bought a Victorian home that has interior doors with original antique locks on it, but missing keys to some or all of the rooms. You will need the expert services of a professional locksmith that specializes in old locks to figure out what kind of keys you need and have them cut with advanced software and key-cutting tools.

You may also want to restore an old heirloom that has been in the family for many generations and which has a broken lock on it would like to fix and restore. You may also need duplicate keys made for your antique home or you need to open an old safe that your late aunt has left you and you need expert help to do it.

We have the right solution for you or for any of these issues and others. We charge some of the most affordable rates in the antique lock repair and replacement industry. Get in touch with us now and let us assist you with your every antique lock and ley problem on the spot.

What Customers Say About Us

Jannie W.
W. 29th street
 

Dave is great! He was punctual and professional. And after installing the new locks on all of our doors, he cleaned up after himself! The same cannot be said for the last service I hired… would definitely recommend and use again!

Adrian Stanton
S Kenton Ave
 

We live not too far from Chicago and I spend about a hour and a half to get to my office. Mornings are always in a hurry for me and a broken door would be the worst I could expect. However, this was exactly what happened. I had no time to lose and so I called 247 Ontime Locksmiths. The expert guy from Locksmiths could fix the problem and I could go to work.

Tim Lewis
E Van Buren St
 

My car door didn’t open at all. Just a phone call to 24/7 Local Locksmiths and in less than 15 minutes I could drive my car again! Good job!